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.
1st March is St David’s day – in preparation for this I’m going to be posting tasting notes for a selection of Penderyn Welsh whiskies.
Sherry, oak and apple. Sweet vanilla and toffee.
With water: More emphasis on fruit and less of the vanilla and toffee.
Smooth and creamy, vanilla and toffee. Fruity – apples and something else, berries perhaps? some oak.
With water: Opposite from the nose with water – no fruit and lots more vanilla and toffee.
Fruity, apples, almost tropical -pineapple perhaps? Sweet yet slightly drying.
With water: Slightly bitter.
My favourite Penderyn expression so far. It has the same characteristics as their other expressions (fruit and vanilla/toffee inter-playing) yet it seems to have a bit more about it. In particular the additional fruity notes give something more to the experience than the customary apple. Also I’m a big fan of Dylan Thomas to the point I have part of “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.” as a (slightly faded) tattoo.
Taken from The Penderyn Website.
Nose: It begins with the aroma of sugar bonbons, rich with the smell of creamy toffee and vanilla. Soon Penderyn’s own fresh green apples and boiled berry fruits join in.
Palate: Cream sherry flavours, obvious but not overt, mingle with delicate fruits reminiscent of white currants and honeydew melon.
Finish: An aperitif whisky with a medium-long finish that ends up with an attractive aftertaste of mixed fruits. Dinner beckons!