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.
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