Penderyn Distillery 9

Penderyn Distillery

At the end of the 20th Century, a group of friends chatted about the lack of Welsh Whiskey Distilleries and decided it would be a good opportunity to establish the first in over 100 years.  

The village of Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons was chosen thanks to a natural spring that would provide them with fresh water. They decided to use a unique copper single-pot still, which was designed by Dr David Faraday in the 19th Century. This is different to the conventional method used by Irish and Scottish distilleries but allows them to produce a clean ‘flavourful’ spirit at an industry high of 92% abv. 

As a result of the companies continued growth, in May 2021 they opened a new distillery in Llandudno in the towns old archives building. Here you can enjoy a guided tour by one of the team as they explain the whole process of how the malted barley makes its way to the glass sprit safe, where it lands drop by drop throughout the day. 

Best of all, at the end of the tour you can enjoy samples of their whiskey and begin to understand why they have managed to win so many awards over such a relatively short period of time.