It’s the eighth release in Penderyn’s Icons of Wales series, and this one has been bestowed the name Hiraeth. It comes from a Welsh word that is said to be rather tough to translate to English, but is similar to ‘homesickness’, ‘nostalgia’, and ‘longing’. The single malt Welsh whisky itself has been produced using spirit most from the distillery’s pot stills installed in 2014, and finished in ex-bourbon casks.
Nose: Toffee apple and pear tart, with a little hint of almond pastry underneath.
Palate: Still rich in vanilla, with a slow build of cinnamon and peppercorn.
Finish: Golden Grahams and milk chocolate.