This is a wonderful whisky and a first for us in the UK. It was matured in ex-Bourbon casks, and finished in Portuguese Moscatel Sweet Wine casks. This rare small batch contains five of our finest Moscatel wine casks which were specially selected by our Distiller and Blender. It has an abv of 60.5% (a record high abv for us for a small batch) and is one of 1,456 bottles.
Nose: Floral notes of orange blossom and jasmine mingle with a honey sweetness, caramel and mango.
Taste: Sweet with a velvety mouth feeling; vanilla, raisins, dried apricots and orange marmalade.
Finish: Cinnamon spice with dried figs and raisins create a smooth creamy finish.
This superb whisky has a beautiful rose hue and was matured in a ex-Tawny Port Single Cask, number PT266. There are 724 bottles available at cask strength (60.5% abv), and this is the first time we have sold a Single Cask Tawny Port in the UK.
This cask is part of a small batch of large tawny port pipes which we managed to source from Porto. The barrel is extremely old and it may have held port for decades before reaching us.
Nose: Nicely complex with black grapes, fresh plums, figs, a mix of red berries and spiced rum aromas.
Taste: A rich assortment of sweet and jammy red fruits with pepper spices.
Finish: A pronounced nuttiness and oak spices fade to a dry finish.
Our distillery team, Laura Davies and Aista Jukneviciute (who both trained under the expert direction of Dr Jim Swan) and Bethan Morgans, will occasionally select one or two of the very best casks as outstanding examples. Our single cask whiskies are normally presented in handmade wooden boxes and can be individually numbered and/or signed by a senior member of the Penderyn team.
One of our Madeira Single Casks (M75-32) won Jim Murray’s 2020 Whisky Bible European Whisky of the Year (with a score of 96.5%), and in 2018 our Rich Oak Single Cask won Gold at the IWSC Worldwide Whisky Awards.
Please ask about our current Single Casks.
Rich Oak 50% is a small batch bottling combining three of our finest rich oak casks. It is a robust yet remarkably smooth whisky, and in 2017 it won gold medals in the World Whisky Masters Europe Premium category, and the International Wine & Spirits Awards.
We also occasionally produce limited edition bottlings to celebrate events such as Welsh Rugby Grand Slams, and also when Swansea City and Cardiff City reached the Premier League.