Connemara, 12 year old, 40%

Price: $110.00 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

One of Cooley’s finest efforts. Moderate doses of kiln smoke, dried turf, and kippers, tamed by vanilla cream, barley, and a buttery, olive oil texture. Subtle spices dance on the palate. Lingering smoky, white pepper finish. Islay meets Ireland.