Penderyn Icons of Wales Red Flag Edition
First of two reviews of whiskies from the brilliant Welsh Distillery Penderyn. This first one is Penderyn Icons of Wales The Red Flag Edition and the sample was sent to me by the very nice Dave Worthington (@WhiskyDiscovery) from the WhiskyDiscovery blog
The 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.
The series seeks to celebrate the finest moments from Welsh history which showcase independence, innovation and individuality, raising the profile of these moments both in Wales and abroad.
The first edition is Penderyn Red Flag, commemorating the first time that a red flag was raised as a symbol of social protest: during the 1831 Merthyr Rising which ended in the execution of miner Dic Penderyn.
You can buy this directly from the distillery via their online shop.
lovely sweet madeira on the nose, grated dark chocolate, light coconut and a slight hint of Jalapeno peppers.
more of the dark chocolate but with a sweet chilli sauce, and citrus peel
easy drinking, still sweet but with a light citrusy tang