Penderyn madeira cask

Penderyn Single Malt Whisky launched on the 1st of March 2004, a date which signalled the return of whisky distillation to Wales after an absence of more than 100 years. The distillery was officially opened by HRH, Prince Charles. Penderyn is made at the Penderyn Distillery which is located on the southern reaches of the Brecon Beacons.


This is the first in a trio of whiskys I have from the Welsh distillery Penderyn.. This is the Madeira cask, there is also a sherry wood, Portwood and a peated whisky, these 4 bottles make up the core range.. This offering is bottled at 46% Abv..

Nose.. This has a lovely sweet nose, it instantly offers up sultanas, dates, vanilla, orange peel,  natural oak tannings with a little malty overtone.

Palate.. As you sip  you get this lovely sweet ripe grape sensation, spices arrive in the form of ginger and cinnamon, a little malty note and those dates and exotic dried fruits turn up, a hint of kiwi and possibly mango..

Finish.. A refreshing sweet, spicy finish..

Thoughts.. This offering is fresh, spicy, fruity and easy to drink but it is different from anything i have tried before, strange and unique is probably the best way to describe it.. This is a whisky you need to try, but I do believe it will be a marmite whisky.. You will either love it or hate it !!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks Craig. Thinking back I agree about the wine comment, I pondered quite a while trying to work out the notes on this.. I did like it.. I am quite intrigued to try the others asap.


  2. I have this as well, I couldn’t put my finger on what I was getting when tasting this. The sweet ripe grape note you mentioned is something close to it, maybe more a sweet dry wine for me. I have moments were I love this followed by me wondering why, unique is a great description for this whisky and it is a must try as well.


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