Did you know Wales produces its own whisky? It
might not be as well known as its Scottish or Irish counterparts
but that will surely change soon.
Penderyn Whisky (which takes its name from the village in the
Brecon Beacons National Park where the distillery is based) started
production in 2000 and the first bottle was released on St David's
Day in 2004. It was the first whisky to be (legally!) produced in
Wales since the 19th century. The distillery is situated on a
natural spring and it uses this water, to produce the whisky.
The visitor centre opened in 2008 and gives visitors a tour
explaining how the distilling process works. Even better, at the
end of the tour you get the chance to sample the whisky (or vodka,
gin or cream liquor that they also produce).
And if you're really into your whisky, why not try the Penderyn
Distillery Master Class tour. This includes a detailed tour of the
distillery, an in-depth look at how the whisky is made and also an
expert tasting session.
For more details take a look at their website - www.welsh-whisky.co.uk