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Penderyn Peated Single Malt, 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This rather good after-dinner dram is finished in peated Islay whisky casks. It is not a peated Welsh whisky, but don't let that stop you. With its refreshing aromas of lemon floor polish, pine needles, gentle antiseptic, smoked fish, and breezy beach bonfires, we can cheerfully drop the pedantic objections to its name. This successfully delivers a wallop of spicy smoke, lemon, and vanilla biscuits, a bit like consuming creamy rice pudding beside a smoking peat kiln.(396 bottles for U.S.)