Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon & European Ex-Wine Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 May 2021 4:31 pm

Average value

€ 18.00

4 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Penderyn Rich Oak

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.96 points

  1. wzz003 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Excellent whisky among the range of the Penderyn Gold Series. Rich Oak 46% is one of the newest bottlings to join the Gold Series. It used to be a small batch 50% bottling but the distillery decided to add it as a 46% bottling for its Gold Series.

    Excellent value for a rich whisky full of flavours. You get chocolate, dried fruits, coconut and a hint of vanilla in this beautiful dram.

  2. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    My first malt is from Wales. Pleasant aroma, light, wine barrel gives berry notes. But heavily hardened, the tree protrudes, which did not like. In general, a good molt, so to speak, there is potential))

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The wine finish is quite evident - more like a fortified wine in some ways, but a decent sipper.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Woody, vanilla & pear drops.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Initially tastes more like a glass of wine, then the alcohol comes in, slightly drying note at the end.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium - the wine notes keep popping up.

  4. LaurensVD scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      A little closed and rather difficult. On the one hand strong oak and pithy spices, on the other hand vanilla, caramel, juicy red berries and roasted nuts. With water: fresher and much more lively. Mint, then lots of caramel, pithy spices and again hints of red berries.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very creamy and full. At first it becomes very sweet and caramel, but later it becomes dry and spicy after pepper and allspice. In the background hints of cranberries. With water: juicier and more balanced. Oak, berry notes, chocolate, caramel, orange zest and pithy spices.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long, very dry and calibrated

  6. man2392 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Really disappointing as a previous 50% expression under the late Jim Swann was probably one of my favourite whiskies ever. I've been told that Penderyn, like Kavalan have a new source for their wine casks which could be the reason for the change in taste.

    Nose: floral, vanilla, laundry detergent
    Palate: icing sugar and a hint of spice, a bit watery.
    Finish: black pepper with a slight heat

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I can admire the amount of flavour that was infused in a short time, yet it’s a shame that I can’t reality get beyond the overt wood flavours (vanilla, I’m looking at you).
    • Nose
      Big on the vanilla (it’s a bomb), caramel and fudge, with hints of freshly cut grass, some drops of mango juice. Very modern and very much wood driven.
    • Taste
      Fairly fruity. The mango certainly makes an encore, as does the fudge. There’s room for some cloves and nutmeg too. Also, there’s no escaping the vanilla, although the balance is better than it is on the nose.
    • Finish
      Lingering vanilla custard. Short to medium.


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