Penderyn Sherrywood

Penderyn Sherrywood (46%, OB, 2019)

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Welsh single malt whisky
  • Cost: £43.95
  • Origin: Penderyn distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared


What they say

The Penderyn Sherrywood in this bottle has been aged in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Oloroso sherry casks to bring out its rich fruity flavour.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: aromas of dark fruit and rich toffee mingle with green apples and hazelnuts to create a deeper mystery
  • Palate: rich sweetness gives way to refreshing dryness
  • Finish: sweet notes of toffee and sultana persist in the long finish
  • Balance: Sherry and oak/winter spices

What I say

Sampled during the #PenderynWhisky Tweet tasting held on St David’s Day (1st March) 2020.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance:  Sauternes gold (7/20), large tears, strong medium legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, apple and raisin, bramble jam, strudel (apple, cinnamon, pastry, raisin), leather and spice, hint of tobacco leaf, vanilla thickens and becomes cloying, dunnage warehouse, marmalade and chocolate orange.
  • Taste: Full-bodied, malty, caramel sauce and apple puree/apple pie filling, raisin, strudel, treacle tart, Demerara sugar and dark chocolate orange.
  • Finish: Sweet and spiced, becomes drying, tobacco leaf and cinnamon, later rose & lemon Turkish delight.


A much more balanced expression than an out and out Sherrybomb!

Score 83/100

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