Penderyn // Wales
Penderyn is actually the first Welsh Distillery in more than a century, picking up on a whisky-making tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Since selling their first product in 2004, the Penderyn Distillery has remained the most prominent distillery in Wales. Their still is a custom-built copper pot that can reach 92% ABV on the first run. Penderyn Sherrywood departs from the distillery's traditional Madeira wine finish, with the malt going into ex-oloroso sherry casks for its final maturation period after first being aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.
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, finished in ex-oloroso sherry
"Penderyn's lean, fruity new make achieves some exciting flavors here when paired with an oloroso cask. The nose is an energetic blend of cayenne pepper, tropical fruits, and sea salt. The palate is lean and more fruit-driven with spiced apple up front and a savory finish of crusty bread."