Penderyn Welsh Whisky, 46%

Price: $70.00 Issue: Fall 2006 Reviewer: John Hansell

This whisky has no age statement, but it is only several years old. It’s also finished off in a Madeira cask. Nicely matured for its age; perhaps, in part, due to its unique copper distillation system. It’s a soft whisky, with layers of creamy sweetness (vanilla, toffee), delicate fruit (coconut, blueberry, black raspberry), and almond, with a little youthful heat on the finish. Already pleasant, this whisky should only need a few more years to reach full maturity.