A Peated Portwood finished whisky at 43%. The 6th in our ‘Icons of Wales’ series was launched on the 1st March 2019, and commemorates the original Welsh Whisky distillery at Frongoch, near Bala, which closed over 100 years ago. Queen Victoria visited there in 1891 and on the 26th July 1895 the Welsh Whisky Co. received a warrant, and Royal Welsh Whisky was born. We have made a film commemorating the history of this whisky which can be seen here.
Nose: A delicate smoky peat with vanilla, light red berries and salted caramel.
Taste: The earlier hints of smoke become more prevalent. Sweet smoky toffee/treacle notes, a trace of cracked black pepper, malted barley and the soft sweetness of fudge.
Finish: The smokiness slowly departs like morning mist, leaving a lingering delicate vanilla and wood spice final note.