Penderyn Peated 70cl 46°
Quite original, Penderyn Peated is a whisky from Wales finished in ex-peated whisky casks. Contrary to traditional peated whiskies, this limited edition Single Malt (5000 bottles a year) offers a new approach, with fruitier aromas of green apple, lemon and vanilla, and delicate notes of peat.
Jim Swan, Master Distiller and maturation expert, aged the spirit in ex-peated whisky casks after a first maturation in Evan Williams Bourbon barrels, in which the spirit gained its vanilla and fruity flavours.
Established in 2000, Penderyn is the first Welsh distillery to resume whiskey production, as the last one closed its doors in 1903. Whisky produced in Whales is called Welsh whisky.
Produced in the village of the same name, located near Brecon Beacons National Park, Penderyn Single Malt has been richly matured and is available with various finishes. The whisky is mainly in Evan Williams bourbon casks, a nod to the Welsh distillers who founded the American distillery. Then, the whisky is either finished in Madeira wine casks, imparting toffee and honey flavours, Port wine casks, for the red fruit aromas, Sherry casks or ex-Islay malt casks for their peaty taste…
Distilled in Faraday stills, a three-storey copper still with long column connected to a higher column by a pipe system, the Penderyn distillate is collected at 92%. A couple of traditional Pot Stills has also been installed in the distillery in 2014.
For Giancarlo Bianchi, the distillery’s technical director, “a non-age whisky distilled in unique stills in Whales, a craft production involving everything up to the 150.00 hand labelled bottles: this is Welsh whisky.”