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