The 12-year-old edition of Connemara single malt has a full, rounded and complex flavour that is both smooth and smoky at the same time. The peat smoke is well integrated and is perhaps a little less pronounced than with the standard bottling and the cask strength. Only limited amounts of Connemara 12 Year Old are made each year, partly due to the popularity of the NAS version, which sucked up the stocks of the peated Cooley malt before it could reach 12 years of age. It's well worth trying for anyone who's a fan of Scotch whiskey and wants to dip their toe into Irish.
Nose:Fresh and lively. Lemon and orange zest with a touch of creamy vanilla. Some restrained and harmonious peat smoke.
Palate:Initially sweet and fruity but with some very welcome smoke. Flavours of pears, apples, vanilla cream and a touch of gingery, spicy oak. Quite light in body with some typical Bourbon cask character.
Colour:Very pale yellow. Obviously not coloured with caramel!
With our FREE Click & Collect service, you can now place your order up to 12 hours in advance of collection and pick it up from one of our convenient collection points in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Dublin airport or in Cork airport (48 hours in advance for Cork).
Prefer to travel handsfree? You can shop online before you fly and collect your purchases on your arrival back into Ireland. We only need 12 hours* to prepare your order and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you at the Click & Collect desk in the Arrivals Hall. There are so many ways to shop at theloop.ie You can choose to collect your order at one of the following Collection Points:
Terminal 1 Departures: Our Click & Collect desk is conveniently located in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 1 Arrivals: After you pass through Customs and enter the Arrivals Hall, the Click & Collect desk is conveniently located on your right.
Terminal 2 Departures: The Click & Collect desk is in the alcohol section in The Loop Store, directly after you exit security.
Terminal 2 Arrivals: Immediately after you pass through the customs screening area, you will see The Loop arrivals shopping area on your right. Our collection point is located here.
Departures: Directly after security, at the Click & Collect desk in The Loop store
Arrivals: At the Information Desk in the Arrivals Hall
*All orders for collection in Cork airport must be placed at least 48 hours in advance
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