Penderyn Peated Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Penderyn // Wales

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.27
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 52 )

Penderyn has always been a trailblazer. Its very existence, in fact, is pioneering, as this single malt put Wales on the whisky map, and its increasing popularity continues to bring attention to the quaint country. This particular limited edition, which is bottled at 45%, is distinct in the single malt world, as it’s aged in ex-bourbon barrels as well as ex-peated-Scotch casks, the latter of which imbues it with its smoky character. No peated malts are used in production.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-peated Scotch barrels

Tasting Notes

"Round, juicy plum and apple notes muscle through the ash and wispy smoke, which are relegated to the background on the nose. There’s a lot of brawn behind the fruity brightness. A kinda surprising cinnamon spiciness pushes the fruit to the side on the palate. The water amplifies the spice and washes away the fruit, leaving a musty storage-room floor in its wake--in the best possible way. The cinnamon—with all the intensity of a fireball candy –lingers with a slow burn on the finish. A bold and dynamic dram, one that will definitely have people talking about the UK’s least talked about country. "

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Spicy & Smoky