Myth is a brand new addition to the Penderyn range. It is a 41% single malt whisky finished in Bourbon barrels.
The initial maturation of the Penderyn spirit in Kentucky bourbon barrels is traditionally only part of the aging process - all our bottled whiskies have experienced additional maturation in a range of casks, not least Madeira barriques on which the Penderyn house style is based. The pure bourbon expression in this bottle highlights the beautiful and rich complexity of the American barrel. It finally fulfils a long-held ambition to unleash ‘Penderyn’ in its simplest and purest form, without secondary finishes or transfers. Bourbon Matured Penderyn is as close to our clean, smooth and fruity spirit as our whisky can possibly get.
Penderyn Myth is beautifully presented in an elegant and classy slate grey presentation box, featuring an animated illustration of a red dragon, which is an all important symbol from the Welsh national flag.
Fresh and lively, Myth has mixed citrus fruits mingling with apple, pear drops and the merest hint of tropical fruits. In the mouth sweetness dominates then moves over a little to allow some refreshing bitterness to emerge while the mixed fruits continue to dominate the flavour. Gradually all the flavours simply ebb away to leave memories of a lively and light style of whisky that is easy to drink.
The Red Dragon is the flag of Wales, and the Royal Welsh badge bears the motto: 'Y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn' which translates as, 'The red dragon inspires action.' This fiery creature was introduced to Wales by the Romans. It features in ancient Welsh tales and was the battle standard of mythical Celtic kings. Welshman Henry Tudor took the flag to Bosworth where, in 1485, he became the last king of England to be crowned on the battlefield. Today the dragon is seen as representing all things Welsh.