‘Distilling in Wales was a lost art...’
But in the late 1990s in a pub in a small post-industrial Welsh valley town, a group of friends drank and chatted about establishing the first
whisky distillery in Wales in over a century. They dreamt of creating a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold, represented today by Penderyn’s ‘gold seam’.
The friends had a location in the historic village of Penderyn on the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons, chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water. They also had a unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th century scientist Michael Faraday.
Penderyn Whisky was launched on St David’s Day 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
At Penderyn we produce our own malted barley spirit, which, when matured, is recognised worldwide as one of the finest malt whiskies. The majority of our spirit goes into cask for ageing in our cellars. Ths remainder is used to craft our other award-winning products.
With investment, inspiration, hard work, attention to detail, the finest barley, expert distillers and the best bourbon casks from America, Penderyn Whisky quickly gained a worldwide reputation,
winning several awards en route.
‘A lost art no more.’