The hillside village of Penderyn, southern gateway to the wild, beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, gives its name to this unique Welsh single malt whisky, made here at the only distillery in Wales.
One of a very few distilleries in private hands today, Penderyn continues a treasured tradition; in the 18th century an early Welsh distiller was among the founding fathers of bourbon distilling in America.
Each day here we ‘charge’ our unique copper still with a specially fermented single variety malted barley wash. The day’s distillation yields a single barrel of pure single malt spirit, which is married with spring water from our own source, then matured in selected first quality oak barrels.
Unique distillation and careful maturation create a single malt whisky, in which a sweet, elegant Penderyn house style shines through. Even then, there’s more to do. To attain their full depth and complexity of flavour, different hand-crafted expressions of Penderyn are aged or finished in different woods.
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. At a generous 46% ABV it has the classic Penderyn freshness, while aromas of dark fruit and rich toffee mingle with green apples and hazelnuts to create a deeper mystery. On the palette rich sweetness gives way to refreshing dryness, yet sweet notes of toffee and sultana persist in this long finish.
Like the fabeled Welsh Gold (in Welsh, Aur Cymru) used to make heirloom jewellery proudly worn by kings and princes down the ages, Penderyn single malt is rare and highly prized. To those who love it, its a new kind of Welsh Gold.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.welsh-whisky.co.uk/the-distillery.aspx
*Info taken from bottle