Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky - Sherrywood 70cl
A Welsh whisky, which has been aged in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks
Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky - Sherrywood
"From Wales to the world..." - Penderyn Distillery
The Penderyn distillery is located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons (a National Park in Wales, UK). It was launched on St David's Day in 2004 (the patron saint of Wales), in the presence of King Charles III (then HRH Prince Charles, who was the Prince of Wales).
The location was chosen due to a fresh natural spring located in the Village. They also use a unique copper single-pot still, which was designed by Dr David Faraday (a relative of the famous 19th Century Scientist). This was installed in 2000 and produces a spirit at 92%, which is an industry high. Penderyn state this is one of the reasons that their whiskies are light, fruity and full of flavour. As if this wasn't enough to ensure a world-class product, they hired Dr Jum Swan, a Scottish Whisky expert as their Master Distiller.
Things have gone from strength to strength since their launch, and they have won over 100 Double Gold / Gold / Masters awards, and is available in over 50 countries the world over, including the key markets for whisky of France, Germany, the USA and China.
For their Gold range, in which their Sherrywood edition sits, Penderyn have taken inspiration from Welsh Gold. Extremely rare, pure and precious it was worn by the legendary Welsh princes of old.
Their Sherrywood edition as can be expected from its name, is matured in ex-bourbon casks and ex-Oloroso sherry casks which brings out its rich and fruity flavour.
The nose brings intense aromas from dark fruits and fresh green apples. Vanilla and hazelnuts also come through.
On the palate there is a rich sweetness, joined by a refreshing dryness. Sherried sultanas come through thanks to the sherry barrels, and a creamy maltiness remains from the first sip to the end. Sweet notes of toffee and sultanas linger through to the long finish, joined by a gentle pepperiness.
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We particularly liked this at room temperature with a splash of water, but as with all good whiskies, enjoy as you want to!
RobsonThis was a great surprise. A rich smooth whiskey with a hint of sweetness. Very easy to finish this bottle, quickly.