Penderyn (Madeira)

Penderyn 2
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.


Light gold.


Sweet but with a citrus tang. Apple and slightly sour grapes, caramel and vanilla with a touch of candy floss and creamy cappuccino. Underneath is a hint of young oak.

With Water: Slightly more floral and fruity like a white wine. Also a slight touch of furniture polish – like freshly polished oak furniture.


Citrus tang to start with a slight pepper kick which passes quickly. Apple skin and a slight caramel sweetness but with a bitter edge which builds at first then subsides and leads into oak.

With Water: A lot more fruity with the bitterness almost removed completely.


Short to medium, apple, lemon grass and a hint of oak.

With Water: Slightly peppery, more oak and slightly bitter.



I’m still not sure about this one – it’s a very unique whisky and I’m not entirely sold on it, particularly when compared to Penderyn Myth which I thoroughly enjoyed. Overall a light and fruity whisky with a mix of bitter and sweet with a hint of new oak in there.



Taken from the Penderyn Website:



The Gold Medal award winning single malt whisky from the only distillery in Wales. Our unique distilled single malt whisky is matured in bourbon barrels and finished in Madeira casks to impart a generous flavour of subtle complexity.

The Madeira finish single malt Welsh whisky defines our ‘house style of whiskies’.  Distilled in our unique copper pot still, matured in bourbon barrels, finished in rich Madeira wine casks and bottled at premium strength, this single malt whisky is smooth, light in character and softly golden in colour.


At a generous 46% ABV, it has a classic freshness with aromas of cream toffee, rich fruit and raisins. The palate is crisp and finely rounded, with the sweetness to balance an appetising dryness. Notes of tropical fruit, raisins and vanilla persist in the finish.

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