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 (included in the price) and a Masterclass booklet. 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 father's day gift.

What do others say about our Masterclases?  Click the links below to see some independent blogs.

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Masterclass and whisky tasting Schedule


MARCH 2015
Saturday 14th March -  10:00am - Full
Saturday 21st March -  10:30am - Full
Sunday 22nd March - 10:30am - Full
Sunday 29th March -  10:30am - Full

APRIL 2015
Saturday 4th April - 10:30am - Full
Saturday 11th April - 10:30am - Full
Sunday 12th April - 10:30am - Full
Saturday 18th April - 10:30am - Full
Sunday 19th April - 10:30am - Full

Our May and June 2015 Masterclass dates will be released mid-April 2015.......

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


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Master Classes


During 2013 / 2014 we have very exciting developments at Penderyn.  We are part way through a business expansion and installing additional brand new stills and processing equipment on site.  Our visitor experience will evolve around new practices and our expert guides will be ready to answer any questions you may have regarding these exciting developments. This is not expected to affect the nature and frequency of our guided tours significantly.

For further information please enquire when you telephone to arrange your visit (01685 810650/1).  Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to