Penderyn Madeira Finish Sample

3cl / 46%
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The original release from Penderyn, this is finished in Madeira casks adding richness, complexity and sweetness.
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Madeira Finish
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This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

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Penderyn Madeira Finish


Penderyn Madeira Finish Reviews

57 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 August

    Superb. Absolutely love this... Was pleasantly surprised.

  • 2
    5 August

    Rather raw this whisky, like most of Penderyn's. Their whiskies seem a bit on the young side. This one lack any real depth of flavour. It is bland. Not worth the money. There are far better whiskies out there for a lot cheaper.

  • 4
    30 July

    Very fruit forward without the loss of the Scotch flavor. More subtle than similar single malts like Glenmorangie.

  • 5
    21 July

    Very smooth. What’s Welsh for whisky?

  • 5
    12 July

    I went on the Penderyn Master Class and tried the range. This is their flagship edition and is stunning. It needs a little water to release the sweet citrus and the bottle is a stunning design. A great whisky representing a fine business.

  • 5
    29 May

    What a lovely dram! Really gives the scotch single malts I usually drink a run! .can defiantly taste the rasin in there and the combination of the bourbon and then Madeira really help to make this a cracking whiskey!

  • 5
    1 May

    I love smooth sweet whiskey like Glenfiddich 15. After being bought a bottle of this from a dear friend it is now my favourate!!! It has a lovely almost Cherry flavour in the middle and its so so smooth. Highly recommended if you ptefer sweet ratger than smokey.

  • 5
    29 April

    Beautiful buttered toast front with subtle honey raisin mid and dry finish with lingering fruitcake resin. Omg. So good

  • 5
    28 April

    I was given this as a 60th birthday present. I usually go for only Islay whiskies with an occasional forays into Speyside. So this came as a complete surprise. Light , subtle, full of summery flavours . A sweet but not overpoweringly so aftertaste that is nothing like the Southern Comfort alluded to by a previous reviewer. In a its slow reveal complexity it reminds me of standard Finlaggan without the peat . Bill Size's description is spot on. I have tried Celt since and that has its moments too.

  • 5
    16 March

    Has to be considered a worthy alternative to Scotch. I thoroughly enjoyed the first taste I had. Very surprised. I will definitely keep one of these in my collection.

  • 1
    27 February

    Just had a dram. Not my kind of whisky. Very strong on the nose. Tastes of a sort chemical personally speaking.

  • 5
    22 February

    I comes in an elegant bottle with two external ribs in the moulding - Cool !! But what is the whisky itself like ? Well, not like any of the Scottish malts I normally drink, but very nice indeed. Pale in colour and brain-damagingly strong, (46 % ABV), I give it five. I take it neat in small quantities, of course. If you want to take more just have a point of lager alongside to cool it off !

  • 4
    10 February

    For me, this is one of my favourites. Personally I don't taste notes of banana, rum, raisins and toffee like Bill Sze does. Nor do I taste paint stripper like Chris Child did. But I'm no expert. I just taste a very fine,relatively young whisky with a strong madeira finish The madeira finish is especially present in the aftertaste. This works for me ;-) But in the end, it all comes down to personal taste. If you can, try before you buy. It's always worth to visit some Whisky tastings in your area.

  • 4
    22 January

    A friend of mine had some Penderyn gifted to him and shared a glass with me. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I usually head for peaty whiskys such as Talisker 10 year old, but this was very nice, (no water or ice added). I will be buying a bottle.

  • 5
    15 December 2017


  • 4
    1 December 2017

    Very different and exciting

  • 4
    9 October 2017

    Aroma: banana, rum raisins, toffee palate: young whisky hotness gives away to a mild sweetness. Medium body with notes of peach, raisins and vanilla. After about 10 minutes, a lovely wood shaving nose emerges from the glass. aftertaste: vanilla, slight bitterness, nutty dryness reminiscence of 2015 Compass Box Flaming Heart. I like this one without water.

  • 3
    3 October 2017

    I bought a bottle of this a few years ago. It was disappointing; powerful, paint stripper stuff. I received a birthday bottle recently so I've given it another whirl with better results. Nose: lovely. Hot cross buns, fudge and then toast and a little dark fruit and chocolate. No burn or prickle on the nose so didn't add water this time. Palate: Gorgeous mouth feel, rich mouth coating. Full bodied, cereals, dried sultanas, prunes and something close to chocolate but not quite. That mouth coating turns waxy. Finish is long and very drying (makes you want more), with more of those prunes. Interesting and certainly different to Scotch. Recommended.

  • 5
    17 August 2017

    Gorgeous whiskey, goes down a treat

  • 3
    12 August 2017

    Sweet intensely light fruity the most differant of all the whisky I've tried has a nice peppery malty burst arrival with a short intense Madeira finish almost as if the whisky Is light and has little character of its own worth trying at least once but too sweet for me

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