Master Classes

For the whisky enthusiast a Penderyn Masterclass and whisky tasting visit is a must! It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Wales and you don’t need to be a whisky connoisseur to enjoy the experience. Each Masterclass and whisky tasting is conducted by one of our expert guides.
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 (we won’t make you wait 5 years for the spirit to mature!). You will see examples of our Bourbon, Madeira, Peated, Sherry and Port barrels as your guide is there to answer your questions throughout.
Back in the Boardroom, you now experience how to nose whisky as well as enjoy whisky tasting, using  various expressions of Penderyn single malt whisky - see if you can identify them all!

Your Penderyn Masterclass and whisky tasting session ends with a gift, which is included in the price. Your guide then takes you to the exhibition area and whisky tasting room so that you can browse at your leisure and sample more of our single malt whiskies, vodkas, gins and cream liqueurs if you wish. All in all, an experience not to be missed!

Classes are held by appointment at least twice a month and cost £45.00 per person (to include a gift). Parties of four or more receive a reduction. Why not buy a Penderyn Masterclass and whisky tasting session as a gift.  We've been told that a ticket to our whisky tasting session makes a great gifts, and we now sell gift vouchers which come in a smart Penderyn card.

Masterclass and whisky tasting Schedule

May 2016
Saturday 7th May 10.30 am - FULL
Sunday 8th May 2.00pm
Sunday 15th May 10.30am - FULL
Friday 20th May 2.00pm - possible if we get enough numbers
Saturday 21st May 10.30 - FULL
Saturday 28th May - 10:30 am - FULL
Saturday 28th May - 2:00 pm - FULL

June 2016
Saturday 4th June 10:00 - FULL
Sunday 5th June 14:00
Saturday 11th June 10:30 - FULL
Saturday 18th June 10:30 - FULL
Saturday 25th June 10:30 - FULL

JULY 2016
Saturday 2nd July  10:30 - FULL
July 9th Sat 10:30
July 10th Sun 14:00
July 16th Sat 10:30


 We regret that Masterclasses are not suitable for wheelchair access.
Master Classes


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