Held in small groups to ensure that each person gets the maximum benefit from the learning experience, a Penderyn Masterclass and whisky tasting begins with a short "getting to know you" session, during which everyone can relax and enjoy some refreshments.
At this stage we also cover the various still designs and distillation processes used by Scottish, Irish and Welsh whisky distillers, and you’ll begin to learn that Penderyn single malt whiskies are unique. You will learn about the different types of whisky from single malt through to bourbon and Tennessee whiskies and how Welsh whisky differs from Scotch whisky.
Next for the fun and games, in which you take part. We won’t reveal here what we ask you to do, but you’ll enjoy it!
It’s time to see the still room, where everything should now fall into place. Then a view of the bottling hall where the final product is bottled (we won’t make you wait 5 years for the spirit to mature!). You will see examples of the bourbon and Madeira barrels and your guide is there to answer your questions throughout.