The Icons of Wales series consists of special bottlings, each one celebrating a person, milestone or event from Welsh history with international significance. The distillery plans to release fifty editions in total, each one strictly limited in number and containing Penderyn's award-winning Welsh spirit. The series seeks to celebrate the finest moments from Welsh history which showcase independence, innovation and individuality, raising the profile of these moments both in Wales and abroad. The first edition is Penderyn Red Flag, commemorating the first time that a red flag was raised as a symbol of social protest: during the 1831 Merthyr Rising which ended in the execution of miner Dic Penderyn. The Red Flag special edition carries a passage telling the story of Dic Penderyn, whose real name was Richard Lewis, and the bottle features a specially commissioned print by the artist Andrew Davidson. Bottled at 41% abv, this whisky is finished in MADEIRA CASKS to impart a delicate flavour of subtle complexity. HAND CRAFTED to perfection, the unique distillation process at Penderyn produces a single malt whisky that is smooth, light in character and softly golden in colour.