Penderyn Madeira Single Malt, WalesIt is a single malt whiskey produced by the Penderyn distillery in , after maturing in bourbon barrels and keeping it in Madeira wine barrels.

The brand's standard bottling, Penderyn Madeira Single Malt, does not bear the year mark (Nas) and is bottled with an alcohol grade of 46.

About Penderyn: The distillery, which opened in Wales in 1998, started production in 2000 and released its first whiskey in 2004. 

Penderyn Madeira Single Malt (Galler Single Malt, %46 abv)

Nose: A rather sweet nose, similar to Bourbon, with vanilla, honey and brown sugar. After sweet aromas, dry fruit, white chocolate, ginger and oak notes become evident. In a youthful image.

Palate: The spicy and warm character is immediately evident. Ginger, cinnamon and black pepper are accompanied by a berry and bitter sweetness. After sweet-spicy aromas, I got intense oaky and slightly bitter flavors.

Finish: Medium length, spicy and warm finish. Oak notes are prominent.

OverallIn general, Penderyn Madeira Single Malt is an expression with a young and sharp character. While it has a character close to Bourbon on the nose, it turns into a wild malt on the palate. 

When I added a few drops of water, I saw that the scorching and unbalanced character on the palate decreased. In this way, sweet aromas became evident. But overall the expression took on a flatter image.

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For a list of all my tasting notes…

Penderyn Madeira Single Malt
A warm and abundantly spicy expression dominated by the oak character.
Nose79%
Palate77%
Finish79%
Overall79%
79%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (2 Votes)
85%

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