Penderyn

Location and contact details

Location Location: Penderyn Distillery, Pontpren, Penderyn, CF44 0SX
Web Web: http://www.welsh-whisky.co.uk/
Telephone Telephone: +44 (0) 1685 810 651
Email Telephone: visitor[at]welsh-whisky.co.uk
Twitter Twitter: Penderyn Whisky (@PenderynWhisky)

Facts and figures

Location Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Founded 2004
Water source The Breacon Beacons National Park
Capacity 700,0000 litres

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week throughout the year with between 0930 and 1700 with tours running every hour.

Tours

Penderyn Tour £8.5

Tour includes tasting of two Penderyn products; alternatively drivers can get a miniture of their choice.

History

Penderyn is a Welsh whisky distillery and brand, producing the first commercially available whisky made in Wales since the 19th century. Produced at the Penderyn Distillery (the Welsh Whisky Company), Penderyn is a single malt whisky produced in several expressions, e.g. Madeira Finished, Peated, Sherrywood and Portwood.

The distillery also produces the Welsh Dragon 41% range comprising Legend (replacing the former 41% Madeira finish), Myth (Bourbon ‘finish’) and Celt (Peated).

It is distilled in the village of Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in the Cynon Valley, from which the brand takes its name.

The company was launched in 2000 as the Welsh Whisky Company. Whisky had been distilled in Wales for hundreds of years, but stopped in 1894.[2] Penderyn became the first whisky to be manufactured in Wales for over a century when sales started in 2004. It remains the only whisky currently produced in the country.

The Penderyn Distillery also produces non-Whisky products: Merlyn Cream Liqueur, Five Vodka and Brecon Gin. Brecon Gin was awarded “Gold Best in Class” at the International Wines & Spirits Competition in 2011.

Penderyn Distillery is situated in Brecon Beacons National Park and sells internationally to markets such as Taiwan, Australia and France. The company opened up a visitors centre in June 2008, with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leading the proceedings. The visitors centre now sees more than 35,000 visitors per annum.

Information correct as of 5/6/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Penderyn (whisky), which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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