The Penderyn Icons of Wales series consists of special bottlings, each one celebrating a person, milestone or event from Welsh history with international significance. The distillery plans to release fifty editions in total, each one strictly limited in number and containing Penderyn's award-winning Welsh spirit.
Penderyn Distillery is pleased to announce the release of the third in the series ‘Icons of Wales' which is a new Single Malt, specially created to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the famed Welsh writer, poet and broadcaster ‘Dylan Thomas'. This Sherrywood finish edition was awarded Silver in the Worldwide Whisky No Age Statement Category at the International Wines & Spirit Competition 2014.
Released to coincide with a busy programme of events around the world, this officially licenced edition celebrates Dylan's life and works, and features original photography, illustrations and quotations that capture Dylan at his most creative.
Included within this pack is a small notebook, in which we have printed some specially chosen extracts from Dylan's canon, including quotes from Under Milk Wood, The Followers, Return Journey, A Childs Christmas in Wales, and many more delightful snippets. The booklet has been illustrated using original artworks from local artist, Jeff Phillips from Swansea and was put together with the help of Jon Tregenna who has been a fan of Dylan's work since a he was a young boy.
The whisky is matured in a combination of ex dry Oloroso Sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks and is bottled at 41% abv.
Tasting Notes - Dr Jim Swan
This Penderyn Sherrywood begins with the aroma of sugar Bon bons rich with the smell of creamy toffee and vanilla. Soon Penderyn's own fresh green apples and boiled berry fruits join in. In the mouth cream sherry flavours, obvious but not overt, mingle with delicate fruits reminiscent of white currants and honeydew melon.
An aperitif whisky with a medium long finish that ends up with an attractive aftertaste of mixed fruits. Dinner beckons!