Penderyn distillery welcomes 100,000th visitor
The Penderyn Distillery has welcomed its 100,000th guest since the Visitor Centre opened its doors in June 2008.
Peterborough resident Andy McGurk, who helped the distillery to reach the milestone, was treated to a special tour where he was given a behind-the-scenes look at whisky production and a wide-ranging tasting session. He was also presented with a commemorative certificate and invited back to the distillery with up to three guests for a Masterclass session, where visitors are given an in-depth introduction to whisky production and tasting of Penderyn products in the distillery’s boardroom.
Open all year-round, the Penderyn Visitor Centre is one of South Wales’s top attractions and was visited by 30,000 people in the last 12 months alone. The centre is located in the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park and allows guests to take a journey through the history of single malt whisky making in Wales, see Penderyn distilled before their eyes and enjoy a selection of Penderyn products in a well-stocked bar.
Stephen Davies, Managing Director at Penderyn, commented: “This fantastic milestone shows that tourism in South Wales is continuing to thrive. We’ve seen visitor numbers steadily increase year-on-year ever since we first opened our doors, and in that time we’ve welcomed everyone from the Prince of Wales to Max Boyce.
“We were thrilled to welcome Andy as our 100,000th guest and we’re pleased that he enjoyed his visit. We’ll be building on our success and look forward to welcoming another hundred thousand visitors in years to come.”