The second ‘Icon of Wales' is called ‘Penderyn Independence', and commemorates the signing of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776. The emerging statesman Thomas Jefferson, who went on to become one of America's most famous Presidents, was one of the fifty-six men who adopted the Declaration of Independence. Wales is a small country with an equally small population yet Jefferson and fully fifteen of his fellow signatories came from Welsh roots.
Penderyn Independence is beautifully presented and wrapped in a copy of the Declaration, accompanied with a quill. The front of the box also highlights the signatories from the Declaration.
Bottled at 41% abv, this whisky is finished in MADEIRA CASKS to impart a delicate flavour of subtle complexity.
Aromas of fresh apples and citrus fruits intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisins in the nose to create a complex yet fresh, clean and well-balanced whisky. In the mouth this single malt whisky is incredibly smooth and both fresh and rich dried fruits abound. Delicate and sweet on the palate with just a hint of bitterness to remain refreshing then slowly presents a long finish leaving an aftertaste of Madeira cake and sultanas.