Penderyn Aur Cymru

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Madeira Finish
Bourbon Barrels + Madeira Wine Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2012 10:49 am

Average value

€ 42.40

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218 × member ratings

431 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Penderyn Aur Cymru

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.66 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    This is light at first for a single malt but then it gets creamy and there is some peat on show.
    This is too manufactured for my tastes so it gets my stock MOTR score of 75 points.
    The nose is far too light.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. ChrisSym scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Great combination of fruit and oak notes. Very independent, even if young.
    • Nose
      Very fruity at the start, reminiscent of sweet chewing gum. I have peach, lychee and ripe apples. Behind it a fine spicy liquorice note. Later some cookies and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Spicy start with a lot of oak. At first a bit peppery and sharp on the tongue, later with a little time milder with a little coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, smooth finish with oak and a little nut. Slightly fruity sweetness. Somewhat sour, dry.

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    A change of emotions: the nose is great, the taste is disappointing, the finish is forgiving.
    For me (unfortunately) the typical profile of a still somewhat immature young whisky from an active barrel.
    • Nose
      Hui! Intense, very fruity nose. Apples and pears, beautiful (fruit) acidity. Some glue. With time in the glass, it gets sweeter and sweeter. Vanilla, marzipan. Then there is even some oak. Great nose!
    • Taste
      Pleasantly oily in the mouth. Very special taste. The glue is back. Unfortunately also a bit alcoholic. Otherwise mild and pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, becoming drier and slightly bitter. The fruity notes come back for a pleasant end.

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. lviz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Smell : Haribo tropical fruits.
    Taste : Haribo tropical fruits. totaly bizarr.
    I think this is a love it or hate it whisky. Or maybe accept it or hate it...

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat unbalanced. The vain notes sit on the young malt. Otherwise OK, but just with drawbacks.

  7. Titi94 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW Penderyn Aur Cymru single malt Welsh whisky is the standard bearer of the Penderyn house. Distilled in a unique alambic, it is first aged in bourbon casks before maturing in Madeira barrels that bring it a generous taste and a subtle complexity. Color: yellow gold with amber highlights. Nose: lively, precise. Marked by notes of praline and vanilla, it evolves on fresh fruits (pear, melon) and exotic (banana). Also herbaceous (cut hay) and vegetable (tobacco leaf). Palate: mineral, fruity. It is gourmet with notes of vanilla, cinnamon and salted butter caramel. Finish: creamy, it extends on toffee, mocha and chocolate. Pleasant presence of spices and ripe fruit (pear, peach).

  8. gostev scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    A prominent pine on the nose. The taste of a pine smoke, pleasant burn with a long sweet finish.

    That was unexpectedly cool! Elegant, unusual taste with a pleasant burn to save from cold, with a rich sherry finish. Kudos to the Master Distiller for such an elegant dram.

    P.S. It's not made for lovers of heavy and saturated drinks. I find it on another part of the spectrum to what Highland Park does. While both distilleries do a great job, the idea behind their drinks is completely different.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose, disappointing palate. 66!
    • Nose
      Interesting, vinous nose. Red wine. Sweet.
    • Taste
      Bitter, metallic, immature. Somewhat sour, very subtly sweet.
    • Finish
      Short, bitter.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, idiosyncratic whisky, with the very special fruit note but you have to cope (I like it), if that is the case, 43 € are a fair price and the whisky is' a good recommendation for the exotic shelves.
    • Nose
      there is this typical note (have already tasted some Penderyn Madeira) - fresh, fruity (slightly hard to define), slightly artificial, breeze acetone (but not unpleasant), but it fades, then the fruit is clear, apricot, ripe pear, a Touch mango, with vanilla cream in the background and a pinch of cinnamon / fresh sawdust ... later less fruit, but rather caramel / nut
    • Taste
      herb-exotic-fruity, grapefruit, passion fruit, such a bit dark berry (blackberry / blackcurrant / elderberry?) Shimmers through, the fruit remains unusually long in the mouth present, to chocolate, latte, a little wood (comes better / fruity with very small sips)
    • Finish
      medium to long, light, pleasant warming, spicy sharpness, coffee


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