Penderyn Legend is The Welsh Whisky Company's Single Malt that has been distilled in a unique copper pot still, matured in Bourbon barrels and then 'finished' in rich Madeira wine casks and bottled at 41%vol - this whisky has a fresh and clean taste and is well balanced.
"Finishing" is a term which describes when a whisky is matured for an additional (secondary) period, usually in an oak cask which has previously held fortified wine - in this case Portuguese Madeira Wine- which imparts colour, aroma and flavour on the whisky.
The water used in distilling and blending comes from Penderyns own water source and a single copper still is used for its malted barley spirit.
OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES
Nose: Fresh apples and citrus fruits mingle with cream fudge and sultanas to create a complex, but fresh clean and well balanced whisky.
Palate: Incredibly smooth with both fresh and dried fruits, delicate and sweet with a hint of bitterness.
Finish: Long, leaving an aftertaste of madeira cake and sultanas.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the World, with a visitor centre that has been opened since 2008.
It is one of only a few independent distilleries and takes its name from the old Welsh village in which it is located and nestles in the foothills of the ancient Brecon Beacons mountain range, which is recognised by UNESCO.
The water used in distilling and blending comes from Penderyns own water source and a single copper still is used for its malted barley spirit. Initial maturation is in ex-Bourbon barrels with re-casking in ex-Madeira or a range of finishes in Oloroso Sherry, Vintage Port and the occasional old Islay Whisky barrel.
Each day, just one cask of malted barley spirit is produced; most of the spirit goes for ageing in Penderyns Cellars. The whisky is distilled, matured and bottled at the distillery.
|Whisky Subscription Level||Bronze, Silver, Gold|
|Category||Single Malt Welsh Whisky|
|Non Chill Filtered||Yes|
|Cask Type||Original maturation in Bourbon Casks with a period of further maturation in Madeira Wine Casks|