Penderyn // Wales
While there is a history of distilling in Wales, there had been over a hundred year old lag until September 2000 when the first distillate at Penderyn was produced. This whisky is a single malt that, due to the unusual shape of their copper pot still, only is distilled once to an usually high 92%. The whisky is aged in ex bourbon and finished in a Madeira wine cask.
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, ex-Madeira
"The texture of the whisky is quite velvety and elegant. Juicy black fruits and vanilla make the line up as do honey and baking spices. Perhaps due to the slightly higher proof, the finish is snappy, but up to par."