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Penderyn Celt Single Malt Welsh Whisky (700ml)
This gently smokey Penderyn is finished in ex-peated quarter casks. Jim Murray clearly adores these expressions. Other reviews suggest this to be a contemporary Welsh classic.
Other reviews... [bott code 82144] A quiet smokiness, but nothing understated here, either. A charming minty chocolate acts as a perfect foil for the delicate phenols. Salivating, gristy barley makes an early entrance but the real surprise is the oils which run through the body, giving unusual scope and depth for a Celt; the mid point Demerara sugars are by now crisp and friable, contrasting beautifully with the oils; Long, enigmatic and returning an extra charge of peat smoke for good measure. I have tasted some superb Penderyn Celts over the years. But this one is in a Welsh league of its own. 95 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020
[bott. code 82146] ...the complexity, pace and balance of this whisky is exemplary.
93 points 41% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020
[US 43% bottling tasted] Blender Aista Jukneviciute finishes Celt in peated Islay quarter casks that enable the sooty charcoal smoke and maritime notes to sink their claws into the fresh lemon, mandarin, and buttery, toasty aromas. Penderyn, the best known of the small but growing number of Welsh distilleries, is in the process of constructing a second distillery with a visitor center in Swansea anticipated to open in 2021 and has proposed a third facility for Llandudno. Sweet citrus, dark fruits, chocolate, and spicy smoke linger on the finish. Forget Daenerys, this is the whisky of dragons. Number 17 in the 2018 Top 20
91 points- whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Winter 2018
#17 in Whisky Advocate's Top 20 Whiskies of 2018
2018 Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial – Gold
2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold