These special bottlings, celebrate a person, milestone, or event from Welsh history with international significance.
The new limited-edition whisky is available in the US starting this month, with a one-time limited distribution of only 500 cases.
Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon is named after an enchantress and horse goddess from the ancient Welsh folk tales. The release itself was distilled in Penderyn’s signature style, using a single copper-pot that produces what’s described as a flavorful spirit of extraordinary strength and purity.
The resulting spirit is from a whisky vatting of Oloroso sherry casks matured with Bordeaux Grand Cru matured single malt whiskies.
The Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon, according to official tasting notes, has an aroma of spicy sweetness with the hint of vanilla, oak tannins, red berries, black currants, hazelnuts, pears, sultanas and sweet marzipan. On the palate, the spirit has smooth sweetness, creamy caramel, figs, red berries, delicate frangipane, chocolate ganache and a touch of coffee. The finish is sweet and dry with long lintering oak tannins.
The whisky release, totaling just 3,000 bottles, is bottled at 46% ABV and priced at $95.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.