Review #145 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #9 – Pendaryn Welsh Madeira
The Schtick: This is Welsh distilled spirit matured in Madeira wine casks. Madeira, so hot, right now.
Distiller: Pendaryn (Wales)
ABV: 46% ABV
Maturation: Madeira Casks (Provenance Unknown)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Color: Light straw gold
Nose: Hay, straw, jam and strawberries. Reminds me strongly of smuckers. Raspberries, gusher like artificial fruit sweetness. Syrupy.
Taste: Sweet and syrupy. Funky fruit notes with some mustiness. This is definitely a madeira
Finish: Medium but not hot. It’s gotten more complex but it still feels like gushers and smuckers strawberry jam going down.
Overall: I want to like this whiskey and I can appreciate what it is doing but it’s just not for me. I hope to try more Penderyn soon and I love madeira finished whiskies so I think this just might be a modest miss for my tastes. I feel like I belong in the old folks home with the Smuckers over 100yo club drinking this. Maybe next time, my Welsh friends.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect