Penderyn is a whisky distillery located in Wales, in a small but historic village known as Penderyn. A group of friends conceived the idea of setting up the first whisky distillery in Wales in the late 1990s. The distillery was born in 2000 and opened on 1 March 2004, in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
Distilling in Wales was a lost art for centuries, but not anymore. With Penderyn pushing its frontiers, whisky from Wales is gaining an excellent reputation worldwide.
The distillery boasts of a few things which other distilleries do not have. One of their prized possessions is their single copper-pot stills. Dr David Faraday, a descendant of the famous Victorian scientist, Michael Faraday, designed the copper-pot stills. Penderyn produces whisky from the copper-pot still and yields a flavourful spirit of high strength and purity. The clean spirit comes with great complexity, depth and finesse that translate to the flavourful whiskies that Penderyn is famous for.
The Gold Range reflects the value and qualities of Welsh gold that was worn by legendary Welsh princes. Welsh gold is extremely rare to come by, and these are made into pure and precious jewellery for the Welsh princes. The gold mines are closed now, but Welsh gold continues to live on in Penderyn’s Gold range.
There are five expressions in this range.
Madeira-Finish is the original house style of the distillery. It is matured in fine ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Madeira wood.
Portwood is a complex whisky that is matured in both ex-bourbon casks and ruby port casks before getting married in a 50-50 ratio.
Sherrywood is a flavourful crowd-favourite that is matured in both ex-bourbon casks and ex-Oloroso sherry casks before getting married in a 70-30 ratio.
Rich Oak is another crowd pleaser that is matured in ex-bourbon casks and getting a finish in ex-red wine casks that are shaved, toasted and recharred.
Peated is, of course, the peated version in the gold range. It is matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in ex-peaty whiskies casks.
Each expression in the gold range is bottled at 46% abv.