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Penderyn Madeira 41

Madeira Finish at 41% ABV

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@VictorReview by @Victor

28th Jan 2016

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The reviewed sample is compliments of @jonathan. The bottle had been open for 3 months at the time of the tasting notes. No water was added

Nose: sweet and pleasant Madeira wine greets first, followed by light cereal-like flavours of barley-grain and a hint of citrus. A little sourness comes out to balance the sweetness. This is a very nice nose, albeit a little understated. Score: 22/25

Taste: grape flavours from wine come on with an edge in the mouth. The cereal flavour from the malt is delicate, but very pleasant. Score: 22/25

Finish: the malt flavours last a medium length, but the Madeira wine flavours last long. Score: 22/25

Balance: excellent balance in the nose, good balance on the palate, and adequate balance on the finish. This Penderyn 41 Madeira is a very pleasant light malt whisky. In style this whisky reminds me very strongly of Glengoyne 10 yo. Score: 21/25

Total Sequential Score: 87 points

Strength: medium strong flavours throughout. Score: 22/25

Quality: very good quality of flavours throughout. Score: 22/25

Variety: a very nice selection of flavours. Score: 22/25

Harmony: the flavours coorperate very well together. Score: 22/25

Total Non-Sequential Score: 88 points

Comment: this Penderyn 41 Madeira whisky is a light whisky which works. I am a fan

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7 comments

@Frost
Frost commented

Thank you for another fine review @Victor. I've sampled this one, I would like to suggest you try Penderyn Madeira 46%. It will earn a few more points in a rating.

4 years ago 0

maltmate302 commented

Even though I'm Welsh I've never actually tried any Penderyn whisky.Last night a friend gave me his bottle with about 75mls remaining in it.To be honest I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't expecting much but it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Very nice cereal tasting whisky.Reminded me very much of a Deanston but this one was at 46%.

4 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Frost, @maltmate302, I very much look forward to trying quite a few of the Penderyn malts at the more typical strength of 46% ABV. Penderyn makes nice whisky.

4 years ago 0

@newreverie
newreverie commented

I was at a whiskey tasting around Christmas and one a drawing to pick one of six bottles that we tasted that night. The theme was unusual cask finishes. Having sampled the six whiskies I chose the penderyn as it was the most unorthodox flavor profile and adds diversity to my collection. What I recall most about it was the very peppery dryness that the madeira casks imparted upon this malt. I found it very enjoyable.

4 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

@newreverie which other unusual cask finishes was on for tasting that night?

4 years ago 0

@newreverie
newreverie commented

@Frost Glenmorangie La Santa(port), Balvine Caribbean Cask(Rum), Arran Saturnes, and two others I cannot recall.

4 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

@newreverie, that's a good them. I'm open to different finishes for a change.

4 years ago 0

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