Day Fifteen: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown
DEC 15 – Connemara Peated Single Malt 40% Cost = $40-$50 Score: B-
Nose: peated caramel apples, spices, potpourri, intriguingly pleasant
Taste: spiced smoked toffee, red apple skins, a little vanilla and honey, an herbal quality
Finish: medium-long with a charred wood note
Overall: reportedly around 13-14 ppm on the peat; I love peated whiskies but this one is not quite there for me – would try again due to the unique nature of the dram; nose better than the palate in my opinion
Click the links below for the introduction and other Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Reviews. The top 2 from the second round of 6 whiskies shown above were the Writers Tears Copper Pot and Hyde No. 6 President’s Reserve.
INTRODUCTION Day 1: Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old Day 2: Paddy Irish Whiskey Day 3: Teeling Irish Whiskey Single Malt Day 4: Kinahan's 10 Year Old Single Malt Day 5: Glendalough 13 Year Mizunara Oak Day 6: West Cork Glengarriff Series Peat Charred Cask Finish Day 7: Writers Tears Copper Pot Day 8: Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey Dec 9: Hyde No. 6 President's Reserve Dec 10: Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Dec 11: The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey Dec 12: That Boutique-y Whisky Company 8 Year Old Irish Single Malt Dec 13: Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey Dec 14: The Irishman Single Malt