Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Connemara Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Connemara Irish Whiskey
Connemara Irish Whiskey
Returning back to Irish Whiskey, this week's Whisk(e)y Wednesday comes with a twist.  Although Connemara is an Irish Whiskey in that it comes from Ireland, it is also a peated single malt, a style associated with Scotch.  The nose is like a wild grass fire and is heavily peated.  On first taste the smooth and sweet whiskey is akin to toasted marshmallows with the burn from fresh embers of a camp fire.  It delivers a light, continuous burn with lingering flavors and a nice smoky finish.  While far from traditional Irish Whiskey, Connemara is worth a try, particularly for a smoky Scotch drinker.  

Connemara Irish Whiskey

72.75 Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

Connemara Irish Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove