Insider knowledge: Penderyn Bourbon Cask B227 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Wales. If distilled in America the spelling would be Penderyn Bourbon Cask B227 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Vanilla and soft spices. Fiery oak, a little dried fruit, toffee apple and cracked black pepper.
Palate: Butterscotch and digestive biscuits. Creamy caramel, custard apples and allspice.
Finish: Spiced finish.
I'll be direct: this is GREAT stuff. But $450 (US)? I bought a sample bottle and was blown away. Then I looked up the price. Oof!! For about $100 less you can get Benromach 30 or Bunnahabhain 25. They are equally impressive. Of course, they're also different. No question this is rare stuff. I guess you gotta figure out if it fits your budget!
15th December 2013