vanilla sweetness
sweet
caramel
fruit
raisin
lemon peel
tropical fruits
custard
herbs
Spiral Penderyn Madeira Finish

Penderyn
Madeira Finish
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color         
Straw gold

Nose / Smell / Aroma
Rich fruit, herbal, clean. Lemon peel, sultanas, toast, cream toffee.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Crisp, thick and sweet. Tropical fruit, raisins, custard, spices, pistachio.
 
Finish
Pleasant, medium-long.
Price:
$72.99
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Penderyn Madeira Finish is adored for its vanilla sweetness, sweet, caramel and fruit flavor notes.

This Welsh Whisky is carefully distilled at Penderyn distillery, United Kingdom.

Based on 729 votes, the average rating for Penderyn Madeira Finish is 6.9/10.

Top reviews for Penderyn Madeira Finish:

— Surprisingly good. Very sweet with a tint of spice. Not much burn on the back end. This is definitely a great whiskey to have neat or on the rocks.

— I liked it, tasted like a sweet and smooth scotch.

— This is an underrated whiskey from Wales. It’s one of the most smoothest scotch with no after burn and sipping delight. It’s very smooth and has great Vanilla notes and caramel aromas -mild notes, I would compare it to a basil Hayden with skotch character and stable flavor throughout.
  • Category
  • Style
    Welsh Whisky
  • Region
    Bacon Beacons
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Maturation
    Madeira finish

Penderyn Madeira Finish

(0.75l, 46%)


6.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Penderyn Madeira Finish
Patrick
Patrick,
Very well done. Unique, sweet and smooth. Nice finish.
 
James
James,
Good but not outstanding. Initial nose impression was odd, a bit musty. As it oxygenated, the aroma became sweet like light vanilla coffee & cream Taste is more delicate. The vanilla is there. mild spicy burn. Wasn't very complex to me and I didn't pick up on citrus as others have.
 
Graham
Graham,
Delicious
 
Joel
Joel,
This is a weird one, but not in a bad way. Very sweet palate, but unexpected burn going down. Would drink again, not sure if I'd buy.
 
Adam
Adam,
A sweet beginning that goes down very smoothly. Reminds me a lot of Glengoyne. Nice to have a Welsh addition to the collection.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Sweet with a mild to moderate burn. A few drops of water mellows out the burn.
 
Venables
Venables,
Surprised at how much this one burned going down after reading the other feedback. Really didn’t get any sweetness. Kind of has a paint thinner vibe going.
 
Travis
Travis,
Surprisingly good. Very sweet with a tint of spice. Not much burn on the back end. This is definitely a great whiskey to have neat or on the rocks.
 
Ken
Ken,
Spicy mouth, smooth at swallow, warm down the throat. Very pleasant.
 
Alec
Alec,
Sweet and smooth. Banana Bread on the nose.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
I liked it, tasted like a sweet and smooth scotch.
 
Frank
Frank,
This is an underrated whiskey from Wales. It’s one of the most smoothest scotch with no after burn and sipping delight. It’s very smooth and has great Vanilla notes and caramel aromas -mild notes, I would compare it to a basil Hayden with skotch character and stable flavor throughout.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Smells like pinot gris and tastes like a nice brandy. Sweet and warming.
 
jerry
jerry,
Sweet smell nice sweet on the front but the finish is a little harsh still drinkable though
 
Travis
Travis,
Smooth easy drinking. Good Transition if you are looking to explore something more like a Bourbon but with a more tame sweetness. Don’t think it will make the home bar cut though
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Lovely and warm!
 
Michael
Michael,
"Nose: Lots of vanilla and baking spices make up the dominate notes on the nose. Sweet smelling but with a younger snap to it. Palate: More baking spices and a sweetness of a vanilla custard that smooths it out. A zestiness brightens everything. Finish: Some herbal notes like you’d find walking in your garden. The vanilla carries through to the finish but more in a vanilla wafer cookie flavor. Finish is shorter than you want."
 
Scott
Scott,
Hated the taste.
 
Andres
Andres,
Really sweet smell but the taste was bitter. Hints of vanilla and lemon peel
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth, hint of vanilla
 
Robert
Robert,
Burn up front, once you get past that can taste the vanilla and sweetness.
 
John
John,
Big burn indeed. A little lopsided. Lots of vanilla and general sweetness. Maybe some raisin and herbs on the back end.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Big burn up front, then vanilla and lemon peel with herbal flavors in the background and finally finished biscuitty and malty. Rough at the start, but friendly at the end. Solid stuff
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Very smooth to the point I agree a little watery but a great after dinner sweet bourbon 🥃.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Super sweet, enjoyable dram. Not very complex but enjoyable nonetheless. Get big vanilla custardy flavor on the nose all the way through the finish. A little biscuit too. Finish is real short, not a ton of spice.
 
Brian
Brian,
Looks and tastes watery. Inverse from most whiskeys, it starts weak, and then gets more character as the ice settles in. Maybe it'd be good neat?
 
Brian
Brian,
Looks and tastes watery, despite being 46% ABV. Oddly, while most whiskeys are initially harsh until the ice settles in, this one starts calm/plain and gets more character after a few minutes on ice. Maybe this means it would be good neat?
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Very light drink with minimal flavor.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Good over ice ball.
 
Jason
Jason,
Smooth, vanilla notes, nice finish
 
Tom
Tom,
Too sweet
 
Derrick
Derrick,
Vanilla nose. Good amount of sweet. A touch of water smoothed it nicely.
 
Holly
Holly,
Very sweet, but enjoyable.
 
David
David,
Straw colored in the glass. Strong madeira nose - a deep grape bordering on umami (like an umeboshi without the sourness). Palate is vanilla sweetness, sweet herbs. Custardy, coats the palate and has a moderately hefty mouthfeel. Some cocoa comes out with aeration. Finish is short and sweet, vanilla forward. A good everyday sipper - haven't tried much from Penderyn but this definitely makes me want to try more!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smooth and sweet. I enjoyed it.
 
Angela
Angela,
Delicious and sweet. But taste was very short lived.
 
Shauna
Shauna,
VERY sweet, sugary almost, creamy, and smooth, with a slight oak taste. I like it!
 
Bruce
Bruce,
This one did not grab me. Light in color for a maderia cask. Not complex enough for me.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Not bad at all. Very smooth and simple. Good sweet finish. Enjoyable
 
Alison
Alison,
Smooth & not too sweet. I enjoyed
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth no burn. Flavorful but not harsh. Solid.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Not my favorite but definitely enjoyable. Very nice and strong vanilla and caramel scent.
 
Weiyi
Weiyi,
Very smooth and delicious! Not smokey at all.
 
Chris
Chris,
Quite smooth, reasonably sweet, and very enjoyable. Might have to get the full bottle of this one.
 
Jon
Jon,
It was sweet but not too sweet. I really enjoyed the tasting. I hope to get a full bottle next.
 
Chad
Chad,
I thought it was pretty flat in favor other that just sweet
 
Cortland
Cortland,
Very good. Madeira finish really stands out.
 
Brian
Brian,
Fruit and jammy nose, sweet on the first sip. Finish is short but smooth. Some peat that dissolves on the rocks.
 
Austin
Austin,
This was well balanced and smooth
 
Tomas
Tomas,
Shy boy
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Too sweet for my taste.
 
Matt
Matt,
Acidic, woody, orange taste with a lingering white wine finish.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not a fan.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
My new fav. LOVED it the my tasting box and lamented that it’s not carried near me, and a couple months later it’s stocked at my local liquor store! Score! I tend to like sweeter, more mellow whiskies... this one is tops.
 
Brent
Brent,
First sip I was not too impressed. Added a couple of drops of water and wow! Great whiskey!
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Very smooth and sweet. Good for sipping after dinner
 
Brian
Brian,
Very fruity with a simultaneous bite. Responds well with a few drops of water. Absolutely taste of the Madeira dominant in this one. Great legs and finish.
 
John
John,
Got this in the Tale of Three Whiskies... tasting box. Great flavors... good drinking whisky.
 
Jason
Jason,
Got this in the "A Tale of Three Whiskies" tasting box. I was surprised and glad to discover that this was the first Penderyn I have truly enjoyed (not that I have had more than a couple in the past). It's elegant and fresh, teasingly herbal behind an up-front butterscotch/toffee profile. Sweet but subtle. Tasted in a Glencairn glass.
 
Joe
Joe,
I was expecting this to be way too sweet, but was pleasantly surprised with the flavors and finish. Great dessert drink or an option when you’re looking for something lighter. I enjoyed it.
 
Mike
Mike,
Makes a good desert treat. Pretty sweet flavoring.
 
Angela
Angela,
Vanilla notes and herbaceous.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, Welsh Whisky with a rich & clean birth; while a thick & crisp life leads to a balanced death of medium length.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Sweet
 
Jason
Jason,
Initially the nose has a Scotch peaty feel, but the initial burn on the lips makes this a bit harsh for me. It has a sweetness in the background, average whiskey at best.
 
chris
chris,
fruitish
 
Holly
Holly,
Citrus and light. Was neat to try a Welsh whiskey not sure I’d buy a bottle though. Has a hoppy flavor.
 
Greg
Greg,
Great flavor. Really explodes on the tongue and smells great too! I wish Flaviar would sell more of thier samples; I would buy a bottle of this stuff.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Vanilla notes and herbaceous.
 
John
John,
Awesomely sweet bouquet. Fruity splash and a smooth finish. Very tasty!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Strong sugar/sweet aroma. Gentle and easy to drink.
 
Elson
Elson,
Sweet, fruity, tropical notes. Heavy wine influence with whiskey finish.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Smells like pineapples/tropical fruit. Tastes tangy and fruity, a bit overwhelmingly. Couldn’t taste much beyond it. Short to medium finish
 
Austin
Austin,
Tastes like if sweet tarts made whisky
 
Jeffry
Jeffry,
not much of a nose.Sweet flavor is pleasant. Burns a bit at the end
 
Matt
Matt,
Excellent flavor profile, but too sweet for me personally.
 
Alex
Alex,
Very smooth. Light and fruity taste with a slight burn on the finish.
 
Allison
Allison,
Not good, way to sweet
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Interesting
 
Alexander
Alexander,
This was surprisingly good for being so subtle. It almost has a Gin quality to it on the nose and initial taste, but then goes light and sweet with some tropical fruit notes. Nice subtle burn on the finish.
 
Pasi
Pasi,
Awesome and fresh
 
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