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Penderyn Madeira Finish

Surprisingly nice

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@galgReview by @galg

11th Jan 2010

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Color: Golden straw

Nose: Sweet notes as one might expect from a Madeira cask finish. Quite a few Oaky notes, toffee, heather.

Palate: Honey, Vanilla, The oakiness is there no doubt. heather is also there on the tongue, a bit of cinnamon towards the end. It’s a young malt no doubt, and it’s not as smooth as some other Madeira finished malts that come to mind (The Balvenie 17 year for example).

Finish: Fruity notes on the finish, the vanilla is even stronger now, and hey, Melons big time. a very distinctive Melon taste is there. Ripe melon, the orange one we get here. Sweet and very distinctive. great finish. i like!

Overall:

This malt is surprisingly good. i have not sampled a lot of Madeira finished malts, but the nose and finish are really nice. the spirit is indeed young, not rounded enough in my opinion but has a lot of potential. It’s Hard to tell how old this malt is, but i would guess maybe 5 or 6 years of age. Definitely worth sampling, if you like Madeira finished. (Josh, this one is for you!)

Well done Penderyn, well done Wales.

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5 comments

@jeanluc
jeanluc commented

I've not tried a Madeira Finish yet, this sounds very nice.

10 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

jean luc, can we add penderyn to the list? also kilchoman is missing

10 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc commented

Yeah, I will be adding a whole new set of world whiskies shortly.

10 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Recently had this one at a whisky dinner in Belgium and was pleasantly surprised. We had the Penderyn Peated after this one and... well, that one didn't work - at all. But this Madeira version is a pleasure.

9 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

@markjedi I agree fully. the peated and sherry are off... but the Madeira is quite nice. i should post my notes about those 2 ...

9 years ago 0

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