Penderyn Patagonia is produced by marrying our single malt whisky with that of La Alazana Distillery in Patagonia. This is #11 in the Icons of Wales series of bottlings, celebrating a significant person, milestone or event from Wales. It is bottled at 43% abv.
On the 28th July 1865, 153 people embarked on the Mimosa, sailing for Patagonia to establish a Welsh colony and preserve their language and culture. Times were difficult, but today Patagonia has 50,000 Welsh descendants, 5000 Welsh speakers and holds annual Eisteddfodau. ‘Little Wales beyond Wales…’
Nose: Sweet, floral and perfumed. Orchard fruits – green apples and sweet pears – vanilla, a light aroma of honey and caramel.
Palate: Nicely balanced. Sweet honey, apple tart and juicy pears with vanilla and light oaky notes. A mix of spices: cinnamon, peppers and a hint of cloves, together with almonds and creamy toffee.
Finish: Dried fruits lingering with sweet spice at the end.
In November 2011, Argentina’s first single malt was produced in a farm distillery, with their copper pot stills designed and built locally. Owned and run by the pioneering Serenelli family, they produce Patagonia’s first single malt whisky from the fields to the bottle. Combining their local ingredients with spring water of unmatched purity from the Andes mountains, their double distillation technique renders a fine and elegant spirit, matured in special American and French oak casks. Co-Owner & Head Distiller Lila is proud to have graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland with the first Argentine MSc in Brewing and Distilling.