Penderyn Madeira Finish

Reviewed on Wed 02 Mar, 2016

This whisky is single-distilled in Penderyn's unique copper pot still, matured in bourbon barrels and then finished in Madeira casks.

I bought a sample of this while in the airport preparing to travel to Poland last week - I've tried the standard Penderyn offering and liked it (if not blown away by it) and it occupies a nice little nice on the supermarket shelf with no other Welsh whisky in sight.

This whisky is single-distilled in Penderyn's unique copper pot still, matured in bourbon barrels and then finished in Madeira casks.

On the nose: Rum & Raisin ice cream, choclate fudge, quince paste, caramelized pears. It's a lovely smell.

The taste: A lot of nuts - almonds and pistachios mostly. It's a bit sharper than the nose gives away - vinegary almost. Sour grapes.

The finish: Like a crisp white wine keeping with undertones of nuts and roasted barley.

Personally... A good whisky that offers a little something different from the standard supermarket fare, but too sweet for me. I'm still yet to find a wine-cask finished whisky (of any variety) that I really like. The search goes on...


Nose:  85/100 
Taste:  82/100 
Finish:  80/100 
Personal Rating: 80/100 
Value for Money:  80/100 
Overall Rating:  81.4/100 

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