Brecon Gin claimed Gold in the Worldwide Gin category at the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world, but that's not the only award of the season: Penderyn whiskies have scooped two gold medals at the World Whiskey Masters 2011, staged by Spirits Business magazine and judged by a panel of whisky experts and critics.
The Bourbon Single Cask edition, which won gold medal in the super-premium single malt category of the Whiskeys of the World Masters 2011, was released to commemorate Penderyn Distillery’s tenth year of operations, and was bottled from one of the first barrels that we produced – it’s also the first Cask Strength Bourbon finish that we’ve released.
Production of this unique whisky was limited to just 210 bottles, and, at cask strength of 61.2% vol., the Bourbon Single Cask edition is the strongest whisky ever produced by the distillery. Each bottle comes in a handmade American white oak box, locally produced in Wales, and the label of each bottle is personally signed by Penderyn’s master distiller, Dr Jim Swan.
The Portwood 41, which won gold medal in the standard single malt category, is matured in Bourbon barrels and finished in port casks, giving it a rich brown hue and a sweet, lingering finish. It is currently only available for purchase at the Penderyn Distillery, and cannot be ordered online.
If any of those drinks sound like something you'd like to try, the best way to find out more is to come down and visit us! You can also purchase most of these drinks online (www.penderynstore.com
) and from a range of stockists around the world - see the website for details.