PENDERYN 2007 Second Fill Bourbon Single Cask French Connections
Quantity limited to 2 bottles by client.
Wales, Single Malt – 60.8%, 70cl
Single Cask #195/2007, 2nd Fill Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 210 bottles – LMDW Exclusive
Founded in 2000, the Penderyn distillery released its first single malt on the market in 2004. In 2019, the owners were given permission to create a second distillery due to open in Swansea in 2022. After the exceptional (and all too ephemeral) Penderyn 2007 cask no. 182/2006 of our 2020 Creation Catalogue, it is now time for this version distilled in the same year to submit to the yoke of the most seasoned tasters. There is no doubt that it will proudly brave the challenge bestowed upon it, revealing itself to be as enthralling, exuberant, generous and pure as its predecessor.
Rich, concentrated. Acacia honey, verbena, a fine layer of vanilla and freshly cut grass are all found on the first nose of this particularly extroverted Penderyn. Allowed to breathe, deeply noble spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) create a very ethereal aromatic bridge. This walkway opens into notes of fresh fruit (apple, pear), exotic fruit (pineapple, banana) and beeswax. The vanilla is also more present. Gradually, the nose becomes increasingly medicinal (tiger balm, mustard seed).
Clear, lively. Transcending the vanilla and exotic character of the aromatic palette, the attack is also lemony, creamy (milk tart) and delicately caramelized. On the mid-palate, notes of stone fruits (cherries in brandy, apricot), gooseberry and white florals (lily, iris, lily of the valley) stack one on top of the other with lots of harmony. At the end of the palate, herbaceous flavours of reed, courgette flower and green liquorice refresh the palate.
Long, rich. Flirting with the world of sweets, the start of the finish is vanilla, milky (coconut) and spicy (candied ginger). Petulant, it invites us to conquer rustic landscapes of prairies and thickets. Little by little, candied citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon) and balsamic flavours (Vosges bonbons, thuja) indelibly flood the air. Musky, mentholated and mineral (slate), the retro-nasal olfaction endlessly draws out the tasting. The particularly herbaceous empty glass reveals aromas of tobacco and barley pulp.