Penderyn Peated (46%, OB, 2019)
- ABV: 46%
- Age: NAS
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Welsh single malt whisky
- Cost: £42.95
- Origin: Penderyn distillery
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
This whisky has a delicate spirit with a medium peaty character and a light golden tone. It is bottled at 46% abv.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: It introduces itself with sweet, aromatic smoke. Under this, there are signature notes of vanilla, green apple and refreshing citrus
- Palate: An array of gentle flavours tempts even the most sophisticated palate
- Finish: Smoke and vanilla linger on the attractive medium-length finish.
- Balance: Light smoke/citrus fruitiness
What I say
Sampled during the #PenderynWhisky Tweet tasting held on St David’s Day (1st March) 2020.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Pale gold (3/20), medium tears, long fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet, cereal, oaty, honey flapjack, dried grains, subtle medicinal-like peat, iodine, TCP from a long way off and sticking plasters, toasted almond and a little paste/marzipan, again vanilla thickens and is joined by lemon curd and foam bananas.
- Taste: Medium-full bodied, creamy and oily, malted cereal barley, porridge, touches of honey and lemon, foam banana sweeties and subtle aniseed balls, tarragon and wintergreen mixed with salted caramel.
- Finish: Long, toasted, salted almonds mixed with a little peat ash
This has grown on me a lot since my last tasting of this expression. The smoke seems much more subtle, present on the nose and delightfully in the finish but ethereal on the palate.
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