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Penderyn Rhiannon

Overall rating
82.81/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB137875
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Icons of Wales - Release No.7/50
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherrywood Grand Cru Finished
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5011594440474
Added on
27 Aug 2019 12:13 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.53

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44 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Penderyn Rhiannon

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.81 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Liquorous, on the nose, with sweets that are difficult to extricate.
    Sensitive sherry in the mouth, a bit sulfur, but which interferes in a strange way with the freshest fruits typical of Penderyn.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

    Whisky n ° 2168

  2. whisky313 scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    "Rhiannon" is the name of the new single malt whisky, which means "great queen" or "divine queen". This powerful lady was a horse goddess, an enchantress with magical powers, whose legend is told in "Four Branches of the Mabinogi" or "Pedair Cainc Y Mabinogi" , the oldest prose work of Britain, as Penderyn explains.

  3. Diekerelvandinges scored this whisky 61 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      20 20
      Not a lot of scent, sadly. They missed the mark, I feel. Some hints of brown sugar and marzipan, but that's it.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Contrary to the scent, the taste blew me away. Quite soft and tastes like ripe banana, sugary, sweet syrup, and a hint of orange. Reminded me of drinking glühwein in winter. A warm and soft taste, without the threat of it being overwhelming.
    • Finish
      79 79
      A tad smoky, a warm aftertaste. Similar to the sensation of a nice, cozy blanket covering you on a cold winter's eve, that slowly slides off of your body with a bit of lingering heat. A hint of some glühwein herbs. Could have been a bit more smoky for my personal tastes.

  4. LaurensVD scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The nose is definitely the highlight here, apart from the slight adhesive note. Then it goes down.
    On the palate, this bottling is very alcoholic and also very bitter.
    But if you like black currants and Swedish herbs, this could be the right place for you.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Interesting and unusual in the aroma. Limes, some glue, dried meadow herbs, passion fruit, quinces, a touch of vanilla and oak spice, ginger, caramel, raspberries and black currants.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sweet, hot, bitter.
      Black currants, Swedish herbs, oranges, Manuka honey, caramel, limes, passion fruit.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium-long finish. The strong bitterness remains, along with black currants and a little honey and vanilla.

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's a bit too one-dimensional too warrant a higher score, but the Penderyn Rhiannon is a satisfying whisky nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Soft notes of raspberries and strawberry liqueur, as well as some melted butter, cassis and candy canes. Hints of peanut skins and pastries. Needless to say it is very sweet.
    • Taste
      More sweetness on the arrival and pretty much a continuation of the nose. Plenty of berries, but also some caramel sweetness. The wood has also infused some spiciness.
    • Finish
      Lingering sweetness. Somewhat drying.

  8. kanpai79 scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bright, berry, completely non-trivial whisky with a good balance, very distinctive, with the characteristic features of a distillery. I feel the basis - light, not very expressive, a little perfume new Penderin.
    • Nose
      In the foreground, in the aroma, dried berries (chokeberry), dried fruits (prunes, figs) and grass gathering are felt. Unobtrusive shades of rye bread, cardboard and plastic deepened. But this does not spoil the overall picture of the fragrance.
    • Taste
      Light, lively, with notes of dried fruit compote and herbal tea, with delicate tannins.
    • Finish
      Sufficiently long, juicy, with a huge content of dried fruits and dried berries, with hints of herbal tea and peppermint candies.

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