Penderyn "Rhiannon" Icon of Wales No 7 Welsh Whisky
46% ABV, 750 ml
Penderyn Icons of Wales #7 - Rhiannon. This is the first time this series has been in the USA.
"Named after the powerful enchantress in Welsh folk tales, Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon is the seventh release from the series and is partly matured in some of the finest Bordeaux red wine Grand Cru casks from Margaux, France.
Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon Brecon Beacons, Wales – October 11, 2021: The award-winning Penderyn Distillery has announced the release of Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon in the US Market, the latest expression in its highly anticipated Icons of Wales series. These special bottlings, celebrating a person, milestone, or event from Welsh history with international significance, are some of the most coveted releases for their unique attributes and rarity. The new limited-edition whisky is available in the US starting this month, with a one-time limited distribution of only 500 cases (3,000 bottles).
Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon is named after a powerful enchantress and horse goddess from the ancient Welsh folk tales, The Mabinogi, written in the 11th century and are some of the earliest writings in Europe. More recently Rhiannon featured in the hit song of the same name by Fleetwood Mac.
What’s unique about this release? Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon was distilled in Penderyn’s signature style, using a single copper-pot that produces a flavorful spirit of extraordinary strength and purity. The resulting spirit is from a vatting of Oloroso sherry matured with Bordeaux Grand Cru matured single malt whiskies.
On the nose, Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon brings a spicy sweetness with the hint of vanilla; oak tannins, red berries, blackcurrants, hazelnuts, pears, sultanas and sweet marzipan. In the mouth, the spirit offers a smooth velvety sweetness; creamy caramel, figs, red berries, delicate frangipane, chocolate ganache and a touch of coffee. The finish is sweet and dry with long lingering oak tannins.
Renowned for the quality of the spirit inside the bottle, Penderyn Distillery has also made its mark for the elegant and modern approach to bottling and packaging. Previously, the company garnered much acclaim for the design of its Gold Range, and more recently, Penderyn secured a Gold Medal in the 2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters Awards for Penderyn Icons of Wales Rhiannon."