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
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%.
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.