Penderyn Portwood

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.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Today is St David’s day – in preparation for this I’ve been posting tasting notes for a selection of Penderyn Welsh whiskies. To finish them all off here are my notes for their Portwood expression.


Tawny / Auburn.


Sweet, chocolate, toffee, a bit of oak, honey and wine underneath.


Creamy, slight spice, fruit – blackberries and maybe cranberries. Finished off with a touch of smoke.


Oak, nutty and again some of those blackberry notes.


Another really good dram from Penderyn, if a little sweet on the nose for my taste. This one very much made me think of bourbon when I smelt it although the palate had a little more to offer. More expensive than some of their bottles at around £62 but worth it when compared to some of their other offerings (That Try as a prime example). In truth though I’d rather pay £26 less and get a bottle of Celt, that or £10 more for two bottles 😉



Taken from The Penderyn Website.


On the nose: Aromas of rich dried fruits with dark chocolate and cranberries; a hint of toasty oak mingles with a baked nutty dryness.

On the palate: A creamy richness with some honey and spiced notes emerging.

The finish: Smooth with a soft oak and honey sweetness lingering gently on the tongue.

2016 World Whisky Masters ‘Europe Single Malt Premium’ – Gold

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