Designed especially for Penderyn, the distillery’s Faraday stills topped with distillation columns produce a new make spirit with a very pure expression that leaves the stills at at 92% ABV. In just under 20 years, the single malt produced by this distillery has become extremely renowned, thanks in particular to its magnificent cask strength bottlings. This exceptional Penderyn finished in ex-Moscatel casks is of this ilk. Prolonging the tasting indefinitely, many hours later, the dried extracts on the empty glass even create a fourth stage in an extraordinary journey of aromas and flavours that takes us almost in person to the distillery’s private warehouse.
Profile: the complex first nose is malty, medicinal (ointment) and fruity (lemon, pear, Mirabelle plum). Allowed to breathe, the aromatic palette becomes exotic (pineapple) and herbaceous (fennel, cypress). Next, coconut milk and a fine green liquorice bring lots of sweetness to this first sequence of aromas. The slender, mineral (chalk) attack is medicinal, extremely fruity (pear, white peach) and floral (lily of the valley). The spicy (nutmeg) mid-palate also reveals numerous aromatic plants (lemon balm, sorrel). Raisins highlight the Moscatel’s influence. The delicate start of the finish overflows with red and black fruits (strawberry, bramble). Gradually, lime blossom honey and almond milk refreshingly envelop the taste buds. Just as fruity, the retro-nasal olfaction continues in a straight line from the nose and the palate.
Made in Wales