Penderyn Myth

penderyn-myth

Sampled at Whisky Birmingham 2015 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club Penderyn Myth is a NAS.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Deep gold verging on orange.

Nose:

Raisins, toffee and fruit coming through – apple?

Palate:

Sweet, with raisins and toffee still strong. An added citrus edge and more fruit coming through on the palate – definitely apple with maybe some pear?

Finish:

Sweet and thick – mouth coating.

Overall:

Another sweet and rich whisky from Penderyn and another example of a good NAS.

 

Notes:

Taken from Penderyn store website:

 

Product Description:A Gold award winner in the European Single Malt Premium category of the Whiskies of the World Masters 2015, Myth is a recent addition to the Penderyn range. It is a 41% whisky matured in a range of specially selected ex-red wine and ex-bourbon casks.

Penderyn Myth is beautifully presented in an elegant and classy slate grey presentation box, featuring an animated illustration of a red dragon, which is an all important symbol from the Welsh national flag.

 

Tasting Notes:

Fresh and lively, Myth has mixed citrus fruits mingling with apple, pear drops and the merest hint of tropical fruits. In the mouth sweetness dominates then moves over a little to allow some refreshing bitterness to emerge while the mixed fruits continue to dominate the flavour. Gradually all the flavours simply ebb away to leave memories of a lively and light style of whisky that is easy to drink.

 

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.’ This fiery creature was introduced to Wales by the Romans. 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.

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