Penderyn Distillery produce award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits at their distillery on the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. Distilling in Wales was ‘a lost art’, but in the late 1990s, in a pub in Hirwaun in the Welsh valleys, a group of friends chatted about establishing the first whisky distillery in Wales in over a century.
The village of Penderyn was chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh spring water. A unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday, was installed which produces a spirit at an industry high of 92%. The all-women distilling team were trained by the renowned Master Distiller, Dr Jim Swan.
On St David’s Day 2004 Penderyn whisky was launched in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. Penderyn is now available in over 45 countries around the globe, has won over 70 golds at whisky awards, and is very much part of the international whisky conversation.
In May 2021 Penderyn opened a new distillery in Llandudno: photos of Llandudno and a film can be seen below. Both distilleries offer Tours and Masterclasses.
‘A lost art no more.’