Penderyn 6 Years Old Batch 1

Penderyn 6 Years Old Batch 1

  • ABV: 50%
  • Age: 6 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, Batch 1
  • Category: Welsh whisky
  • Cost: £64.95
  • Origin: Penderyn distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared


What they say

A whisky from way out west – Wales, to be exact! This is the first batch of Penderyn single malt whisky to be independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and it was matured for 6 years before the Boutique-y bunch got their mitts on it. The label features a technical drawing of the incredibly cool still found at the distillery, which was designed by Dr. David Faraday, a relative of legendary inventor Michael Faraday! iIf you look closely, you’ll also see a little nod to Dr. Jim Swan, one of Penderyn’s founders who had plenty of involvement in developing the distillery’s house style…

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Leafy herbs and stone fruit, with underlying malty richness.
  • Palate: Herbaceous once again, though now with a subtle floral twist of jasmine. Juicy peaches and vanilla pod earthiness arrive soon after.
  • Finish: Honeyed barley, greengage, white grape and cut grass.

What I say

My first Indie bottled Penderyn. When revisiting their core range recently I was pleasantly surprised to find things had improved with Penderyn. Interested to see what is going on here with the added ex-Moscatel wine cask maturation.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Pale Chardonnay gold (4/20), numerous medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Oaky and zesty, my initial thought was ex-bourbon/white oak, fresh citrus zest and peel and a little freshly squeezed juice, sugary, golden syrup, honey, hint of orange, cardamom, pine resin and vanilla.
  • Taste: Medium-full bodied, syrupy on the palate with plenty of spice too immediately, Cayenne pepper, chilli flakes, iqourice and clove, soapy sweetness and sherry fruits, raisin, Morello cherry.
  • Finish: Long, spice with a honey sweetness plus a little sherbet.


Syrupy and sweet, very drinkable but also very spiced on the palate. Contains an odd soapiness before the sherried fruits arrive. An odd little number indeed.

Score 84/100

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