Penderyn Madeira Finish

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
The Penderyn Madeira Finish Single Malt comes from Wales and thus from a rather untypical whisky region. What makes the Penderyn distillery unique is a so-called Faraday copper still, which is used in the production of the whisky. Matured in ex-bourbon casks and later in Madeira casks, the whisky is bottled in really chic bottles.
Penderyn Madeira Finish
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Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 46,00 % ABV. | 54,14 €/l | Penderyn Distillery | produced in Wales | Whiskybase ID 162251


The single malt opens fresh and fruity with a pleasant sweetness. We think of a pear tree that bears pears that are not quite ripe yet. Excitingly, there is a slightly bitter note in the background - could be something like pineapple. This is accompanied by freshly cut wood.


A vineyard - green leaves, ripe green grapes and a bright blue sky with sunshine. Later we go into the wine cellar, slightly musty with lots of wood and light leather. And suddenly a sharp fruit brandy appears. This is roughly how the taste of the distillate from Wales, probably matured for 3-4 years, can be described.


The finish is short and crisp slightly peppery, later more balanced and fruity.


The Penderyn Madeira Finish Single Malt is quite alright and really pleasant to drink. Delightfully fruity, slightly acidic. Half an hour in the glass is good for the whisky. After freshly opening the bottle, the Welsh tastes terrible. It really does! You can still tell it's not old by the strong alcoholic note. A few more years of maturation would certainly not go amiss. Otherwise, we like the naturalness - no chill filtering, no colouring and 46% drinking strength.

Rating: 74/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 74 | Sascha: 74)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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