Celt is a brand new addition to the Penderyn range. It is a 41% single malt whisky finished in peated barrels. It joins recent bottlings of Legend & Myth in featuring a new animation of the traditional Welsh dragon on the branding.
The Red Dragon is the flag of Wales, and the Royal Welsh badge bears the motto: ‘Y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn’ which translates as, ‘The red dragon inspires action.’ It features in ancient Welsh tales and was the battle standard of mythical Celtic kings. Welshman Henry Tudor took the flag to Bosworth where, in 1485, he became the last king of England to be crowned on the battlefield. Today the dragon is seen as representing all things Welsh and epitomises Penderyn Celt.
Today the Red Dragon (in Welsh, Y Ddraig Goch) is the proud national flag of Wales. This fiery creature is close to our hearts. It is thought that the ancient Welsh kings were using the dragon as a royal emblem by the 5th century AD. In this they followed Roman cohorts that carried hollow metal ‘draco’ standards. through which the wind howled, to instill fear in their foes.
The making of Celt
Each day, our unique copper stills are charged with a fermented malted barley ‘wash’. This is distilled into pure single malt spirit, which is married with spring water from our own source before being filled into oak casks that are laid down to develop.
Penderyn Celt is a peated whisky which stems from the maturation of the light and fruity Penderyn spirit in the finest Kentucky ex-bourbon barrels first and then in richly peated Islay quarter casks.
Mild aromas of peat smoke, early morning at the rocky seaside and warm marmalade-on-toast all compete for our attention. A very fresh and clean whisky, beautifully distilled gives pleasure from the very first sip. In the mouth it begins with great sweetness before the smoky, slightly medicinal flavours descend. Slight bitterness follows that leaves a long and lingering fresh taste in the mouth.
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* Info taken from bottle