Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Lighting the Beacons


On the 7th November we were excited to have Welsh distiller Penderyn at the club for an incredible tasting session.

Previous experiences including all previous tasting notes can be found here: http://manchesterwhiskyclub.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/rhyfeddod-cymru.html

Over the course of the evening we samples the Penderyn 41 madeira, Penderyn Madeira, Penderyn portwood, Penderyn Peated and a very special last dram..

Rather than type up a load of notes about what went on. Why not have a look at some of the videos below and see for yourself!




... MD Stephen and Chairman Neil also brought along with them a special bottling for us to try too. An Olorosso mature single cask Penderyn weighing in at 50% vol.

Penderyn Sherry Single Cask



 Nose - Wonderfully balanced sherry sweetness without overpowering the other notes of herbs, orange rind, medjool dates, raisins and home made chocolate brownie.

Palate - Surprisingly fresh and crisp, sherry very playful across the tongue. Notes of dark chocolate, butter fried boxing day christmas pudding, tinned fruits with cream and vanilla.

The colour of this dram is something in itself, it is not as dark as an older sherry whisky but it looks very fresh, ambient and sprightly in the glass.

A real treat and huge thanks to Stephen and Neil for coming up and taking the time to take us all through the history and styles of Penderyn. Later on I found out a fair few clubbers had gone out and bought bottles of Portwood and Peated after the tasting!













































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