#416 • Penderyn Portwood

41% alc./vol.
Penderyn Distillery, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales

The Welsh distillery Penderyn, which has been operating for almost 15 years, produces a whiskey of the same name, the first Welsh whiskey to emerge in over a century ...

They also have their own special refinements, in this case the port cask.

It is a distillery where the famous Jim Murray devotes a cult almost as grandiose as Ardbeg. And yet when we have a drink of Penderyn, usually we can only blatantly disagree.

As Perceval, the great knight of Wales, put it so well:

So, to summarize, I am often a victim of hummingbirds, the types that are always forgotten. Uh, no ... In short, all that to say, that I would like to be considered as Tel.

Pinkish orange as expected from its finish.

Nose:
Barley doesn't lie and shows itself from the start, mixed with a funny caramelized sugar and a lot of juicy red fruits.

Taste:
A mellow bottom of new make weaves the backstory, aided by raspberries, blackberries, spices and oak.

Finish:
We descend in beauty on the flavors and aromas expressed previously.

Balance:
Its finish only gives it qualities, and it is the final that benefits the most. Unfortunately it is the basic spirit that is lacking. Still the best Penderyn I've had to date.

Note: ★★★★★

#382 • Penderyn Legend

41% alc./vol.
Penderyn Distillery, Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales

A novelty for some time and exclusively in SAQ Signature, here is the newest NAS of the Welsh distillery Penderyn, the Legend.

Penderyn is the only distillery currently in operation in Wales. It was founded in 2000 in the village of the same name. When Penderyn's sales began in 2004, it had been over a century since Welsh whiskey had seen the light of day.

The equally legendary Jim Murray never ceases to praise their traffic jams, and when you have tasted it it is to understand nothing.

What makes me think of these words of the great Perceval, famous knight of Wales:

In life, I had two enemies: vocabulary and spinach. Now I have the secret boot and I no longer eat spinach. Thank you, goodbye, goodbye ladies-ladies.

Translucent to scare.

Nose:
Peach candies, oak wood, sweet waffle, tiny wave of molasses, young whiskey.

Taste:
Molasses, apple, peach or nectarine. Alcohol and spices are at the rendezvous. little metallic aftertaste.

Finish:
Very watery, she leaves very quickly and leaves behind only bad memories.

Balance:
Not extra, we are already better than Aur Cymru, but I would never buy a personal bottle. As for its legendary side, we will iron.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★