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Penderyn Distillery

Penderyn Madeira Finished Single Malt Welsh Whisky (750mL)

Penderyn Madeira Finished Single Malt Welsh Whisky (750mL)

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Review by FWL Contributing Editor Uncle Knucklehead

Holding the bottle of Penderyn Madeira Finish, I explained to Charlie “this is a single malt whisky, but it’s not from Scotland.  It’s from Wales, where Richard Burton was from and where they like to use the letter “y” a lot”.  Charlie warmed up to this.  “Like in the name Gwyneth” he said, delighted with discovery.   Its made in a specially constructed still that cleans the whisky as its being made to deliver more of the fruitier elements in the distillate.  The water they use is from the Brecon Beacons, as pure a source of water as there ever was.   It’s aged first in first fill ex-bourbon barrels (this took a while to explain why that was ideal) and its then matured a second time, or “finished” in ex-Madiera barrels.  

Charlie for some reason was an expert on Madeira wine and rattled off all the elegant flavors that can be found in it.  I walked him through the appreciation of the yellow gold hue and then through the nosing to how to hold the luscious liquid long in his mouth before swallowing to allow it to reveal all its complexity.

From the Distiller: "This single malt Welsh whisky defines our ‘house style of whiskies’ being distilled in our unique copper pot still, matured in bourbon barrels, finished in rich Madeira wine casks and bottled at premium strength. This single malt whisky is smooth, light in character and softly golden in colour. At premium strength (46% vol) Penderyn has an exceptionally balanced taste with an aroma of cream toffee and fleetingly of fresh new heather. Then, as the initial sensations fade, the finishing notes of tropical fruits, raisins and vanilla emerge strongly and are long lasting."



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