Penderyn Single Malt Whisky was launched on 1 March 2004, a date which signalled the return of whisky distillation to Wales after an absence of more than 100 years. The distillery was officially opened by HRH, Prince Charles.

Penderyn is made at the Penderyn Distillery which is located on the southern reaches of the Brecon Beacons.

The whisky is distilled in a specially-commissioned unique whisky still producing a flavourful spirit at 92% abv which is married with fresh spring water drawn from directly beneath the distillery.

Pure water source is replenished by rain water that flows through the soil and filters through to near-surface rocks within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The spirit is then matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in rare Madeira barriques to produce our house-style Madeira-finish whisky that, even at 46% ABV, is light and fresh in style.

This independently-owned distillery employs a dedicated team of craftsmen and professionals who produce whiskies and other spirits which are distributed world-wide.

The Red Dragon is the national flag of Wales and the Royal Welsh badge bears the motto, ‘Y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn’, which translates as ‘The red dragon inspires action.’ It features in ancient Welsh tales and was the battle standard of legendary Welsh princes. Welshman Henry Tudor took the flag to Bosworth, where, in 1485, he became the last king of England to be crowned on the battlefield.

Stuart Cosgrove accepts the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2018.

2022 New Wizards – British Distiller of the Year

Penderyn’s Bespoke New Bottle, Presented by Designer Glenn Tutssel

Penderyn’s Record Gold Haul at World Whisky Masters

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Penderyn Madeira

 
Nose: A classic freshness with aromas of cream toffee, rich fruit and raisins.

Palate: Crisp and finely rounded, with the sweetness to balance an appetising dryness.

Finish: Notes of tropical fruit, raisins and vanilla persist.

Balance: Oaky vanilla tones/dry sweetness

2022 Global World Whisky Masters – Gold

Inside Hook – Best “new world” whisky of 2021

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 92 Points

2020 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium  – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Penderyn Sherrywood

 

Nose: aromas of dark fruit and rich toffee mingle with green apples and hazelnuts to create a deeper mystery

Palate: rich sweetness gives way to refreshing dryness

Finish: sweet notes of toffee and sultana persist in the long finish

Balance: Sherry and oak/winter spices

2021 Spirits Selection Competition – Gold Medal

2021 New York Wine & Spirits Competition – Double Gold

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold

2018 World Whisky Masters Worldwide Premium – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Penderyn Rich Oak

 

Nose: Dark chocolate fudge with cinnamon and pepper spices, followed by lush fruit – green apples, mango, banana and guavas

Palate: Rich and complex. A creamy texture with hints of vanilla, oak and cinnamon, and a hint of nutty toffee

Finish: A creamy-vanilla flavour which is in no rush to ebb away

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold Medal

2021 The Drinks Business Asia – Gold

2021 Whisky and Barrel Nite Consumer Choice Awards – Gold

2021 New York Wine & Spirits Competition – Double Gold

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 92 points

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 – Gold Medal

IWSC 2019 – 95/100 & Gold Medal

Penderyn Peated

 

Nose: It introduces itself with sweet, aromatic smoke. Under this, there are signature notes of vanilla, green apple and refreshing citrus

Palate: An array of gentle flavours tempts even the most sophisticated palate

Finish: Smoke and vanilla linger on the attractive medium-length finish.

Balance: Light smoke/citrus fruitiness

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Medal

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 93 points

2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold Medal

2020 Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2018 IWSC Worldwide – Gold (Outstanding  93/100)

2018 Asian Masters – Gold

Kosher Certified by KLBD

Penderyn Portwood

 

Nose: Aromas of rich dried fruits with dark chocolate and cranberries; a hint of toasty oak mingles with a baked nutty dryness

Palate: A creamy richness with some honey and spiced notes emerging

Finish: Smooth with a soft oak and honey sweetness lingering gently on the tongue

Balance: Rich wood/chocolate & dry fruits

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Medal

2022 New Wizards – Gold

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2016 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

IWSC 2019 – Gold Medal

WoW 2019: Best in Class Gold in the category of Malt: Barrel Finished  NAS

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 – Gold Medal

93 points from Whisky Advocate Magazine Spring Edition

Penderyn Celt

 
Nose: Mild aromas of peat smoke, early morning at the rocky seaside and warm marmalade on toast all compete for our attention.

Palate: It begins with great sweetness before the smoky, slightly medicinal flavours descend.

Finish: Slight bitterness follows that leaves a long and lingering freshness in the mouth.

2022 Global World Whisky Masters – Gold

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold Medal

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 95 points, Finalist

2020 Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

Top 20 Whiskies of the year by Whisky Advocate

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2016 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Kosher Certified by KLBD

Penderyn Myth

 
Nose: Fresh and lively, Myth has mixed citrus fruits mingling with apple, pear drops and the merest hint of tropical fruits.

Palate: Sweetness dominates then moves over to allow some refreshing bitterness to emerge while the mixed fruits continue to dominate the flavour.

Finish: Gradually all the flavours ebb away to leave memories of a lively and light style of whisky that is easy to drink.

2022 Global World Whisky Masters – Gold

2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold Medal

2021 The Drinks Business Asia – Gold

2021 New York Wine & Spirits Competition – Gold

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 92 points

2020 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold

WoW 2018 – BEST IN CLASS GOLD  in the category of Malt Non-Bourbon Cask

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2015 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Penderyn Legend

 
Nose: Aromas of fresh apples and citrus fruits intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisins to create a complex yet fresh, clean and well-balanced whisky.

Palate: Incredibly smooth and both fresh and rich dried fruits abound. Delicate and sweet on the palate with just a hint of bitterness to remain refreshing.

Finish: A long aftertaste of Madeira cake and sultanas.

2022 Global World Whisky Masters – Gold

2021 The Fifty Best – Double Gold

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 91 points

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2015 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Penderyn Rhiannon

(Icons of Wales No.7) 

Penderyn Icons of Wales #7 – Rhiannon

A brand new Sherrywood Grand Cru finished whisky at 46%. The 7th in our ‘Icons of Wales’ series celebrates Rhiannon, a powerful enchantress and horse goddess from the ancient Welsh folk tales, The Mabinogi, which were written in the 11th century and are some of the earliest writings in Europe. 

In 1975, Fleetwood Mac recorded a song by the same name which topped the US charts at No 11 in 1976 and has since been named by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of all Time. Additionally, Stevie Nicks wrote the Fleetwood Mac song “Angel” based on the Rhiannon story.

Nose: Spicy sweetness with the hint of vanilla; oak tannins, red berries, blackcurrants, hazelnuts, pears, sultanas and sweet marzipan.

Taste: Smooth velvety sweetness; creamy caramel, figs, red berries, delicate frangipane, chocolate ganache and a touch of coffee.

Finish: Sweet and dry with long lingering oak tannins.

2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold Medal

2019 Spirits Business Design & Packaging Awards – Gold Medal

Penderyn Hiraeth (Icons of Wales No 8)

 

The 8th in Penderyn’s ‘Icons of Wales’ series was launched in 2022, and commemorates the wonderful Welsh word, ‘Hiraeth’. Difficult to translate into English, some say ‘yearning’ or ‘homesickness’, but the BBC’s Roy Noble summed it up very nicely as: “a longing for your homeland, your heritage and your very being”. This whisky is an ex-Bourbon cask finish and is bottled at 46% abv, and is the first time Penderyn have released a core range single malt using mainly spirit from the pot stills, which we introduced in 2014.

Nose: Elegant and floral with light oak notes, vanilla, raisins, toffee apples, citrus peel and a hint of lime.

Palate: A delicate smooth single malt with honeyed fruits, vanilla, cinnamon spice and a hint of nutmeg.

Finish: Soft honey and vanilla notes fade to a malty finish.

In 2022 Penderyn launched its first ever Small Batch offering as a US exclusive.

Penderyn Master Blender, Aista Phillips, has expertly crafted the Small Batch concept by marrying a selection of unconventional casks to achieve new and intriguing flavors.

These Small Batch releases are completely distinct from anything else in Penderyn’s core range of premium Single Malt Welsh whiskies.

This very first US Small Batch Limited Release of 1,210 bottles is comprised of Single Malt from 25% Ruby Port, 25% STR, 25% ex-Bourbon, and 25% Carcavelos fortified Portuguese wine casks at least four years old.

It is 75% double-distilled and 25% Faraday distilled, bottled at 50% abv.

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Apples and pears with a creaminess incorporating caramel and raisins.

Taste: Vanilla and honey sweetness with orchard fruits, marmalade, and lights notes of oaky spice.

Finish: A toasted wood dryness with peppery spices.

2022 Whiskey and Barrel Nite Consumer Choice Awards – Gold

2022 Whiskies of the World Awards – Gold

2022 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards – Gold, 91 Points

91 points – Whisky Advocate

Penderyn US Exclusive Single Cask PT307– 8yo Tawny Port Finish

 

This Single Cask Started its maturation in an ex-Bourbon cask November 11,2013. On March 14, 2017 it was transferred into a 10 yo Cockburns Port cask where it rested sweetly until being bottled on June 6th 2022.

Bottled at 58.8% abv

304 Bottles

Nose: Candied fruit aromas as well as toffee, caramel and honey. Red berries; raspberries and strawberries dipped in chocolate.

Palate: Well-rounded with dried fruits; raisins and figs.Hint of marzipan, creamy caramel and honeycomb, cinnamon spices and oaky wood notes.

Finish: Lingering spices and cacao on the finish.

Penderyn US Exclusive Single Cask 685/2016– 6yo ex-Rye Matured

 

 

This Single Cask has been fully matured in an ex-Rye cask beginning April 28, 2016. It was bottled on June 11th 2022.

Bottled at 60.7% abv and specially selected by our very own Helen Vrabie

219 Bottles

Nose: Butterscotch, creamy vanilla; baked apples, pears, and cinnamon spices.

Palate: Caramel sweetness, vanilla, citrus peels, peppers, and a hint of ginger. Spicy Oak flavors with honey in the background.

Finish: Oaky dryness with a honey sweetness hint.

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