Penderyn Peated

70cl / 46%
  • Welsh Single Malt Whisky
Penderyn Peated
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A peated expression of everyone's favourite Welsh whisky, Penderyn. After an initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks, Penderyn Peated undergoes a secondary maturation in casks previously used to hold Islay whisky, layering an aromatic, smoky flavour over the Welsh distillery's signature light and fruity character.
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Penderyn Peated Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Note

    The Penderyn Peated in this bottle has been aged in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-peated Scotch whisky casks to bring out its appealing character. At a generous 46% ABV, it introduces itself with sweet, aromatic smoke. Under this there are signature notes of vanilla, green apple and refreshing citrus. An array of gentle flavours tempts even the most sophisticated palate, while smoke and vanilla linger on the attractive medium length finish.

10 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    5 August

    I love peaty whiskies and this is a disgrace. It tastes mostly of alcohol. It seems very young. Taking its peaty flavour (if you can call it that) from a barrel does very little for it. This can not be compared to an Islay malt and may not even deserve to call itself a whisky. One of the worst whiskies I have ever had. The tasting notes from the producer are pure lies. Do not buy this if you are a serious drinker of peaty whiskies or indeed a serious drinker of whiskies.

  • 4
    29 May

    Tried this at the distillery and it was very nice. As many other reviews have stated it is the barrel that gives the peated flavour and not the traditional process. I d9 not usually go for the heavily peated malts preferring the speyside malts it this has enough of that gentle speyside feel with the excitement of the Islay malts but with a Welsh twist!

  • 5
    4 August 2017

    Very impressive!

  • 5
    16 June 2017

    This is my peated whisky for special occacions

  • 5
    4 June 2017

    Barrels from Laphroaig, very easy to notice. Beautiful smokey peated whiske

  • 4
    1 February 2017

    First taste I wasn't impressed. But the more I try it the more complex it is. Bought it as I love peated whisky but as it's not peated in the traditional sense it takes some tasting. Very subtle but some great flavours in there with the hint of peat and smoke really lingering on the aftertaste. Very caramel and sweet up front but a very long finish

  • 4
    14 November 2016

    As noted by other reviewers, the peat smoke comes from ageing in former Laphroaig barrels rather than from peated barley, because the substances that impart the flavour don't survive the Penderyn distillery's unique distillation process. The smoke is beautifully subtle, accompanied by tobacco and sweet fruit, with only a slight suggestion of peat in the nose. It would be unfair to compare it to a scotch whisky at all, because as Wales' sole whisky distillery, they produce a product truly unlike anything else I've ever sampled. I feel this expectation may be most people's downfall; if you have a mind to try it, expect something very unique.

  • 1
    10 August 2016

    I was trying a few whiskeys in whiskey bar and spotted this welsh one open. They didn't have normal one open. By far the worst of the evening. Couldn't finish it. It went down the sink. Hope the normal one is better.

  • Grant Melville, Falkirk 27 July 2012

    I also sampled this at the Penderyn Distillery. An extraordinary whisky. Not the traditional 'peatiness' of a Scotch, because, as the previous reviewer notes, the barley isn't peated, it's the finishing cask which delivers the flavour. The smoke is hardly discernible on the nose or in the taste, but it crops up - as if by magic - in the after-taste. Like all Penderyn whiskies, it's a cryptic crossword, one to mull over.

  • Anonymous 16 January 2010

    I sampled this at the Penderyn distillery, while it's good whisky, I was more interested that this isn't peated in the traditional sense, (ie. by using peated barley) but is aged in barrels formerly containing another heavily peated whisky.