Did you know Wales produces its own
whisky? It might not be as well known as its Scottish or Irish
counterparts, but that is changing.
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