Penderyn 2007 First Fill Bourbon

Welsh Single Malt – 58.6%, 70cl
Single Cask #182/2006 – Bourbon Cask
Limited Edition of 196 bottles
LMDW Exclusive

Located on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons natural park and at the foot of a freshwater spring, Penderyn has always been equipped with an experimental still developed by David Faraday. Today, the still room also has a second Faraday still (2013) and two traditional pot stills (2014). There are simply no words strong enough to describe the emotion aroused by the first moments of tasting this truly magnificent bottling. Enchanting, exuberant, generous and incredibly pure, it is an invitation to meditation. The taster’s imagination is given free reign, allowing them to collection abundant fruits from an extraordinary experience of flavours and aromas.

Colour: bright gold.

Description

refined, very expressive. In the heart of a luscious (green barley), milky (coconut) and vanilla landscape, the first nose reveals profuse and sumptuous exotic notes (passion fruit, pineapple, banana, lichee) of bergamot and white chocolate. This impressive icebreaker is then echoed in the development of an increasingly herbaceous register (white mint, sage, verbena). In reality, the aromatic palette is a succession of hugely fresh and particularly sunny sequences.

clean, heady. The attack reproduces the notes from the nose to the T. Malted barley acts as a backbone upon which exotic fruits and aromatic plants are delicately hung. Citrus fruits (orange, lemon) then bring lots of energy to the mid-palate. Later, the end of the palate reveals very beautiful velvety tannins, a mouth-watering salinity and dried fruit (praline, fresh walnut).

long, assertive. Just as exotic (passion fruit, pineapple), the start of the finish coats the taste buds in a thin layer of green liquorice, before fresh fruits (pear, apple) bring lasting freshness to the air. A gentle medicinal touch accompanies this very juicy highlight. On the retro-nasal olfaction, noble spices (cardamom, clove, star anise) make their energetic entrance. The empty glass is undeniably medicinal (ointment, mustard poultice).

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