The Connemara Cask Strength arrogates the heart and soul of peated Irish Single Malt with astonishing polish. Nosing exposes peat smoke, cedar, fennel, dried flowers, light anise, and pipe tobacco. The mouth feel is full and rich, leading off on a huge burst of peat smoke and quickly evolving with soft oak, orange zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramelized honey, cedar, cocoa, dried fruits and a hint of basil. The finish is pleasantly oily with salt, peat and soft fruits lingering and clinging. This is complex, unique, superior whiskey. Enjoy it neat or with a splash of water whenever you find a chance to sit back and contemplate all this whiskey offers (revelations in each taste and an after taste that dawdles endlessly).
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