Buffalo Trace itself has won numerous awards. We also use barrels from Evan Williams, which are similarly of outstanding quality. They bring great provenance, too. Evan Williams himself came from Wales and was one of the founders of the American Bourbon industry.
We have a special relationship with one of the finest cooperages, who themselves only supply the very best Madeira houses.
Madeira is a sweet, complex wine of great rarity produced only on the island of Madeira. It is capable of aging for over 100 years. Slowly our spirit will leach the Madeira from the oak, increasingly gaining in subtlety and complexity. Only when this process is complete will our Master Distiller allow us to bottle that spirit at Penderyn. Occasionally we will use a different wood for different expressions of Penderyn, but even our delicate peated edition will retain the character of the spirit.
Port Wood barrels from Portugal and dry Oloroso Sherry casks from Spain are used to produce limited bottles of our spirit.