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Penderyn Legend

(70cl, 41%)

Penderyn Legend

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Penderyn Legend Bottling Note

Penderyn Legend is a Welsh single malt whisky firstly matured in bourbon barrels and finished in ex-Madeira casks before it's bottled, imparting an intriguing touch of vibrant sweetness. It has been bottled at 41% ABV, slightly lower than the Welsh distillers' other Madeira-cask-finished single malt.

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Penderyn Legend Reviews

Have a wee dram nightly and will certainly buy again 10/10

Equal to most (62 years experience been savouring since my early 20s) but do tend to spread my taste buds around a bit, will buy or willingly accept as a gift anytime.

10th October 2019

Sweeter that most but very good

I think this would be best described as a dessert whisky, a fantastic finisher to a meaty meal. Give it a couple of ice cubes and you have a whisky with a slightly sweet edge but with great smoothness and very drinkable. This is different to my usual choices but very enjoyable and, I feel, is a good addition to anyone’s whisky collection.

6th August 2019

Spicy fighter.

Different or not?. It's a strong fighter! It fills the mouth with a bunch of spicy varieties of pepper and jenjiber. That s all folks!.

1st January 2019


A lovely smooth malt 🥃 that deserves no accompaniment 🥃

17th November 2018

Better than most of the whisky I've tasted in Scotland

I'm laughing at the below comments. Clearly have no idea what this whisky is. It's meant to be sweet as it clearly says in the advertising. It is a beautiful, fresh, fruity single malt, and the fact that this has become so popular so quickly all around the world says enough. I was recently in Spain, Singapore and CDG over the past few months and this is sold out in these places from speaking to the assistants. I've lived in Scotland for over 20 years and done all the tours, many nights of whisky tasting and this as advertised as what it is. It tastes different from other whisky's for a reason. Stick to selling pish to American's. It's a new brand and taste and it will be ultra successful without the need for huge advertising whisky needs in Scotland and Ireland to be successful.

3rd November 2018


Smooth. Lively. Exotic. Sultry.
Ignore the hidebound whiskey ‘connoisseurs’ ; and enjoy this delightful whiskey.
Well done Penderyn.

28th October 2018

Dont bother

I'm a well seasoned whisky drinker and im afraid this one is a swerve. I like to think I am fair with all the drams I try and take them for their individual character. However this particular entry is rather poor. Dont get me wrong penderyn have some big hitters in their range, but this aint one.

8th October 2018

Needs more respect than what the overall review score gives

I think for the money it's good, nice and smooth, gives a good kick up the nose as u sip. The sweetness is a bit different, but definatly smooth and drinkable, would buy again. Lacking a bit on complexity but would deffo buy again.

13th August 2018

Could do without the finish

I want to have faith in Penderyn, I think its great that Welsh whisky is coming around, its just they need to drop the madeira finishes, it really doesn't work for it in my opinion, too sweet, too sickly and not balanced. Its a shame because the spirit underneath has potential... hopefully they will release some age stated no nonsense stuff soon... just to be able to get the full distillery character.

11th April 2018

Big disappointment

Expected much better - tried to enjoy it but it is rough and burns the throat. Big disappointment.

9th March 2018

Feels /manly/.

It's like drinking rocks pulled out from under a shipwreck.
Almost inclined to concede it as undrinkable neat; one hell of a punch with every sip.

Very different class from my usual tipples, which makes for a refreshing variety in my cabinet. A welcomed distinction where there's usually sameness.

25th December 2017

Mild !

Mild, smooth, easy to drink !

12th December 2017

Oh dear. Don’t waste your money

Like whisky but without the flavour.

9th December 2017

Good quality..


22nd October 2017

Great sipping whisky

I can name but three top whiskies in the uk worth drinking, and this is one of them.
Don`t believe all you see in the bad reviews, not everyone`s taste buds are still in tact.

20th October 2017

Not all bad but I'd stick with a nice scotch malt

Not so bad, got a little bit of a tequila type taste at first, afterwards came the warmth of a malt whisky.
I'd Prefer to stay with the Scots for whisky in future but pleasantly surprised.
Light, floral and fruity.

12th September 2017


There is a bit of a tequila tang. Really disappointing. Not smooth and not enjoyable.

28th June 2017

It's got to be a five

Just got my first malt whisky from the land of my father, absolutely yummy 😋
I shall certainly be trying more Welsh malts.
Percy, ( a Yorkshire Welsh lad )

19th June 2017

Nae thanks neeb!

A mix of cat sick, nail varnish remover and twigs.
Not good!

20th May 2017

Stick to rugby

Not very nice. It just doesn't taste like a £35 whisky. Too much of a chemical taint to smell and taste. Wales does good rugby but for whisky I'm gonna stay in Scotland

15th May 2017

Not nice

Not a good taste. Has a chemical undertone and is a little harsh. It leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Adding water helps but not much.

2nd March 2017

Good value

Good. Soft start. Nice middle. Hot finish. Not too smoky. Not too strong taste. Good balanced.

7th February 2017

Spend the money on something else!

On this evidence, the Welsh should leave whisky distilling to the Scots and Irish. As someone below said, more like oak aged vodka, tastes of young spirit. I wouldn't have believed it was a malt on blind tasting.

20th December 2016

Good for the money

While not as full on as the medera finish, this is still good, a splash of water mellows it & makes for a very morish dram.

30th November 2016

Give it a go!!!

Seen this on offer at £25 in the supermarket, really wasn’t sure.
I quickly had a peek at and on my phone to see what the masses thought, and found as I expected very mixed reviews; some lovers and some haters.
Well I gave it a go and was very surprised, first sip seemed strange; I usually go for a decent highland single malt. I found this to be very light and floral, I entered into this with an open mind willing for it at best to be drinkable and at worst dish water. Penderyn Legend has way surpassed anything I had expected very drinkable and moreish; makes we want to try more in the range from the Penderyn Distillery.
Give it a go, you too may be surprised; the Welsh don't just produce good singers.

18th October 2016

A Honest Product

An Amber Gold Whisky at 41% abv. Having taken the tour and tasting at the distillery I can attest to the honesty with which this product is presented.
Smooth & silky with sweet Madeira notes it is not has a simple body & richness.
It presents soft notes on the nose that further mellow on both nose & palette when rested.0
I preferred it without added water.
The character of Citrus Fruit, Apple, Cream, Fudge and Biscuits can be distinguished.
It has a lovely soft & smooth finish.

21st August 2016

Not what you expect

After receiving as a gift, I wasn't sure what to expect.
The first dram I tried left me a bit upset at how harsh and overpowering the initial taste was. However...
On a separate occasion, a very small dash of water was added, and the flavour changed quite a lot. The initial nose gave a definite sign of the Bourbon cask. First taste is earthy and almost flat, but then developed into a smoothness and mild sweetness towards the back of the tongue.
A very interesting whiskey, and a flavour to be investigated rather than dismissed.

5th July 2016

Chemical not aged

I felt a chemical smell from the off and it carried on in the taste I persevered and its not offensive but I know I can get better for the money. A little water does improve the whisky

5th March 2016


As another reviewer has said, i would not have believed this was a Malt. On the nose, harsh, volatile. On the palate, harsh again, unrefined, chemical lacking a distinct charachter. I struggled to like this, but having bought 2 bottles on special,offer, I am mightily disapointed. On a blind taste I doubt if anyone would belibe that this is a supposed premium whisky. Tastes like a cheap belnd, very cheap. Sorry.

19th February 2016

A malt?

Very disappointing. Would not believe this was a malt whisky unless the label said so.

18th February 2016


A creamy, smooth, clear whisky that is unbeatable in terms of taste and uniqueness.

27th January 2016

lived up to the name Legend

Very good taste and nose, it lingered on the back of my tongue to prolong the flavour and for me had an intriguing spicyness. I had a glass with a nice spicy chili and I could not decide if the food enhanced the whisky, or the whisky enhanced food.

3rd January 2016

Not Keen, Does not taste like a whisky

Found it to be like more like a bitter vodka. More like Adnams oak aged vodka. Quite unpleasant taste to me. Have tried to like it but so far my tastes have not become accustomed to it.

1st January 2016

Silk in a glass.

This is something else. Saliva glands exploding at the first sip, but getting excited at the nose. So smooth it truly is one to try. No nasty throat burn, just a glide of taste and that warm feeling on the swallow.. I'm no expert but this just floats my boat for a 3 ice cube single.

14th December 2015

The Seeker

Penderyn Peated was my first bottle and I loved it. It was an easy 9/10 but this stuff is even better. It's smoothness and creaminess is second to none. it has fresh fruits and vanilla on the nose along with subtle oaky Bourbon notes. I almost thought my bottle had a hole in it as it was going down at an alarming rate. This is simply one of the most well balanced and well constructed single malts I've ever had. The influence from the Buffalo Trace and Madeira casks is clearly evident. This small Welsh distillery is doing miracles and I highly recommend the tour, great value for money. This gets my highest recommendation.

6th September 2015

A true legend

This fine Welsh whisky is well balanced with both madeira and bourbon finishes. Smooth and very drinkable.

8th May 2015


Just what I was looking for. really enjoy a Madeira finish but they can become a bit 'much' after a while. the bourbon cask start helps to balance out some of the Madeira to create what I've been waiting for. the fact it's created a few miles from me and having done the 'tour' with full Welsh choir accompaniment makes it almost perfect.

4th March 2015

Martin clarke

The Welsh have conquered the single malt market with the Legend a Triumph in a Glass.

1st November 2014

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