Jim Murray 2021

18 Liquid Gold Awards for Penderyn’s Whiskies in Jim Murray’s 2021 Whisky Bible


We’re delighted to have won 18 Liquid Gold awards in the Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2021, with a record 6 whiskies scoring over 95.5%.  

Our Icons of Wales Rhiannon edition scored 96.5% – ‘Few whiskies ever reach this level of complexity…’ Our Bourbon Single Cask scored 96.5% – ‘…this is one of those rare, magical whiskies that is not about tasting notes but the shape, depth and overall experience.’  

Our house style Madeira and Legend scored 95.5%. Legend was described as an ‘…adorable whisky which seems to perfect the art of quiet understatement’, and Celt also scored 95.5% – ‘This is less a whisky and more a lesson in seduction.’   

Stephen Davies, Pendeyrn’s CEO, said:  

“18 awards is nothing short of spectacular. It is a fitting testament to the remarkable work our teams have put in during 2020. This has not been an easy year for anyone, but Penderyn has pushed through months of lockdown uncertainty to continue producing a delicious range of spirits that are continuing to pick up international praise.”It’s been a year in which we’ve pivoted towards virtual tastings, too. Plenty has changed over the past nine months – though Penderyn as a brand is committed to continue growing stronger and stronger.”

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