Penderyn // Wales
Since selling their first product in 2004, the Penderyn Distillery has remained the most prominent distillery in the region. Their still is a custom-built copper pot that can reach a staggering 92% ABV on the first run; hence, why Penderyn is one of the few single distilled whiskies from the UK. This non-chill-filtered single malt is primarily aged in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in ex-Madeira wine casks. Along with the Celt and Myth, the Legend is part of the brand's "Welsh Dragon" range of 41% ABV expressions (versus their signature 46%).
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon and Ex-Madeira Wine
"Bright fruity tropical persimmons fill the nose with a touch of vegetal excitement transitioning spotlessly to a mouth-watering palate. Light fresh and crisp--like taking a breath of fresh air on a cold day. A fiery wood spice creeps up to be extinguished by clean lumber and royal icing. The dragon on the bottle awakens in the finish, but he’s a graceful one that perks up the whisky with balancing citrus."