PENDERYN Aged 10 Years ARTIST 10TH Anniversary International
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Wales, Single Malt – 60.8%, 70cl — Single Cask #30/2010, Second Fill Bourbon Cask Limited edition of 212 bottles — LMDW Exclusive
There are no words powerful enough to describe the intense emotion inspired by the Penderyn 2007 from our 2020 Creation Catalogue, and the same goes for this Artist #10 version also matured in a bourbon cask. To understand why, one need simply compare the two tasting notes and see all the points they have in common, both being captivatingly fruity, spicy, medicinal, chocolatey, malty, herbaceous and empyreumatic. They also reveal the same generosity, allowing the taster to make their own way through the palette of flavours and aromas without setting any boundaries.
Refined, dynamic. On the first nose, superb notes of citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit) and coconut milk are underscored by grains of malted barley. The scene is set. Extremely complex once allowed to breathe, it develops herbaceous (sage, verbena), exotic (pineapple, passion fruit), vanilla and spicy (cumin) registers of great distinction. Increasingly medicinal (tiger balm), mentholated and vegetal (green tea), at the same time it also becomes deliciously rich (almond liqueur, apricot stone) and chocolate.
Clean, distinguished. On the attack, William’s pears flood the pa- late with their sweet juices, and spices create a noble link with the mid-palate. Particularly exotic (banana, passion fruit, kiwi), it becomes increasingly floral (lily of the valley, lilac) and herbaceous (tobacco, ivy). At the end of the palate, white peach and elderflower create a superbly refreshing cocktail.
Long, lively. New spices (juniper berry, cardamom, green liquorice) and flavours of almond and green apple brings lots of energy to the start of the finish. Next, a medicinal malted barley (arnica, mustard poultice) enters the scene and leaves an indelible mark on the very end of the palate. The mouth-watering retro-nasal olfaction highlights notes of gentian and green pepper. The empty glass is delicately woody (oak), fruity (white currant) and empyreumatic (burnt wood, rubber).