Penderyn ‘Independence’ Single Malt Whisky - Wales
Wales – Rugby Since 1850
Penderyn produce threir own malted barley spirit which, when matured, is recognised worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies. The majority of our spirit goes into casks for ageing in cellars.
‘Penderyn Independence', commemorates the signing of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776. The emerging statesman Thomas Jefferson, who went on to become one of America's most famous Presidents, was one of the fifty-six men who adopted the Declaration of Independence. Wales is a small country with an equally small population, yet Jefferson and fifteen of his fellow signatories came from Welsh roots.
Aromas of fresh apples and citrus fruits intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisins in the nose to create a complex yet fresh, clean and well-balanced whisky. In the mouth, this single malt whisky is incredibly smooth and both fresh and rich dried fruits abound. Delicate and sweet on the palate with just a hint of bitterness to remain refreshing, then slowly presents a long finish leaving an aftertaste of Madeira cake and sultanas
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RUGBY IN WALES
Rugby union took root in Wales in 1850, when Reverend Rowland Williams introduced the sport
Wales played their first international on 19 February 1881, Wales played against England, losing by seven goals, one drop goal and six tries to nil. On 12 March 1881, the Welsh Rugby Union was formed at The Castle Hotel, Neath, Two years later, the Home Nation Championship – now the Six Nations Championship – was first played and Wales did not register a win. Rugby in Wales developed and, by the 1890s, the Welsh had developed the four three-quarters formation. This formation – with seven backs and eight forwards, instead of six backs and nine forwards – revolutionised the sport and was eventually adopted almost universally at international and club level.