Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky: Spécialités Dumangin
From the foothills of the Brecon Beacons in Wales to the rolling slopes of the Montagne de Reims in Champagne, this limited-edition Single Malt Welsh whisky has travelled further than most. Distilled at the Penderyn distillery and finished in Ratafia casks in the heart of Champagne in northern France.
Gilles Dumangin is perhaps best known for his excellent grower Champagne and Ratafia Champenois. Few know of his predilection for collecting and drinking whisky from round the world. In 2020, he has launched his collection of limited-edition small-batch whiskies finished in Ratatfia Champenois casks. This Batch 004 Single Malt Welsh Whisky is one of only 373 bottles produced and was bottled in January 2020.
This complex Single Malt has a lovely fruity nose with a touch of coconut, baking spice and vanilla. Intense red in colour from the Ratafia and Rhône barrels, it’s intensely smooth with exquisite length.
|Vinification||Aged in Wales over 4 years in Bourbon barrels, it has been double-barrel finished in Ratafia Champenois barrel T-016 for a further 18 months.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||46|
Gilles Dumangin (J. Dumangin Fils)
Grape growing in the Dumangin family goes back some 350 years - Firmin Dumangin (born in the 1650s) was a viticulteur in the neighbouring village of Ludes. Early in the 21st Century Gilles Dumangin succeeded his father, Jacky, and is a fifth generation Champagne producer. The Dumangin family's tireless efforts to produce the best possible Champagne from their own grapes has been recognised by the prestigious French wine guide, Guide Hachette 2008, which has awarded the Dumangin Grand Réserve a Coup de Cœur.
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