Occasionally the distillers will put out whisky that is bottled at 'cask strength' as Connemara did recently - and a bottle wound up in my liquor cabinet. Cask strength whisky is just what it sounds like - bottled straight from the cask, with no water added. This one comes in at 57.9%. I'm no expert on cask strength whiskies by any stretch - I only had one bottle before this one - a Bowmore...and it was spectacular. I almost wept when I finished the bottle - haven't seen it before or since. So when I saw my beloved Connemara in a cask strength version I had to have it and I squirrelled it away for a special non-occasion. Like tonight! It's raining off and on, it's hot and muggy and the thunder comes and goes as our Holy Father rolls his own barrels across the sky - a perfect occasion for a wee dram!
I'm giving it one finger out of five. If you are considering it - I strongly suggest you might want to try it first.
UPDATE: (In the interests of full disclosure I will still prolly guzzle this dreck and whatever Bob leaves behind in the jerry can...)