Penderyn icons of wales -Hiraeth


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The Welsh language is one of the oldest in Europe and one of the most evocative Welsh words is ‘Hiraeth’, which Penderyn celebrate with their next Icons of Wales edition.


So what does ‘Hiraeth’ mean?


Well, it’s not easy to translate into English, which means it has a sort of magical quality. Some definitions include, ‘belonging’, ‘homesickness’, ‘regret’, ‘nostalgia’, ‘wistfulness’ or a ‘yearning for a home to which you cannot return’, or indeed ‘for a home which may have never been’. Another definition is ‘A sense of loss for an ancient land,’ as Wales was a dynamic and flourishing country in medieval times.


Penderyn are proud to be a Welsh company and part of the renaissance in Welsh manufacturing in a country which is increasingly becoming more optimistic. In summary, Hiraeth is a longing for your homeland, your heritage and your very being. Hiraeth is a powerful word, especially to the Welsh people around the world, and as Penderyn is now in over 45 countries it seemed a perfect ‘Icon’ to celebrate Wales and ‘Welshness.’


This single malt whisky is a vatting of mostly double distilled, ex-bourbon matured whisky with a smaller proportion of single-distilled, STR cask finished single malt. This is the first Penderyn release mostly based on single malt from the set of double stills that were installed at the distillery back in 2014.


Tasting notes:


Nose: Elegant and floral with light oak notes, vanilla, raisins, toffee apples, citrus peel and a hint of lime.


Palate: A delicate smooth single malt with honeyed fruits, vanilla, cinnamon spice and a hint of nutmeg.


Finish: Soft honey and vanilla notes fade to a malty finish.


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