Penderyn Peated

Penderyn Peated (46%, OB, 2019)

Whisky Review

  • 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.

Score 85/100

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