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polyamnesia
01-07-2009, 18:15
i noticed not too much info on Penderyn's here...i went here, http://www.wda.co.uk/index.cfm/developing_your_business/welsh_agrifood_sector/food_wales/press_release/august_2005/welsh_whisky_rated_amongst_best_in_the_world/en9832 and found some enticing notes.

anyone here who has some now and can provide updated notes?

boss302
01-08-2009, 09:31
i noticed not too much info on Penderyn's here...i went here, http://www.wda.co.uk/index.cfm/developing_your_business/welsh_agrifood_sector/food_wales/press_release/august_2005/welsh_whisky_rated_amongst_best_in_the_world/en9832 and found some enticing notes.

anyone here who has some now and can provide updated notes?


Penderyn is a fairly young whisky-- the first distillation was 2001, with the first release taking place in 2004. So the oldest stocks are only 7 years old, to date.

That being said, this spirit has a surprising amount of maturity for such a young whisky. A Welsh tavern in the area keeps it in their stock, so I generally try it every couple of weeks.

The earlier bottles were a little sweeter, with the later bottles being a little drier and more oaky. Prominent tasting notes include bitter orange zest and a touch of butter toffee. Some of the later bottles have a slightly briny character, like a coastal highland scotch (Oban, Talisker, and Clynelish fit this description well). Madeira-finished whiskies always seem to possess a unique nose, I still don't quite know how to describe it...