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Penderyn Legend

Very nice but no Legend

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@tjbReview by @tjb

1st Nov 2014

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At Whisky Live in Paris Penderyn launched a "new" expression. Called Legend this is the first offering from the Welsh Distillery with a Dragon on it (this is a fairly big point made by Penderyn).

The odd thing is though, this isnt a new expression. This is actually Penderyn 41. I mean literally, this is exactly the same stuff made in the same way, stored in Ex-Buffalo Trace then finished in Madeira casks. Bottled at 41%. I am not sure I understand the point in re-badging an expression.

That being said it's still a great entry level Welsh Whisky. Pale Straw in colour, the nose offers sweet honey, vanilla, tropical fruits and a creamy note. In the mouth it starts off sweet, bananas, vanilla, light fruits and slightly musty. The finish is short, light pepper and honeyed.

Its very nice but a bit light. An archetypal entry level malt that is great to drink that goes down really easily but is not quite as finessed as other expressions in the range.

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3 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Was their point that they had admirably restrained themselves from dragonifying their bottles until now?

6 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@OlJas Basically yes. The Dragon is the national symbol of Wales. It is to Wales what the star spangled banner and the word freedom is to the USA.

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