A successful micro distillery near Machynlleth was the toast of Wales at the 2021 World Gin Awards.

Dyfi Distillery, based at Corris Craft Centre, a hub for thriving independent craft producers near Machynlleth, triumphed in all three categories it entered, winning ‘Best in Country’ awards.

The multi-award winning distillery’s Dyfi Original was named Best Welsh Dry Gin, while Pollination Gin scooped Best Welsh Contemporary Gin and Navigation Gin was named the Best Welsh Matured Gin.

In the sister competition, Icons of Gin, Dyfi Distillery was shortlisted for the worldwide award of Craft Producer of the Year.

One of the UK’s most prestigious craft gin producers, the distillery operates from within the Dyfi UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and is, unusually for a distillery of its size, frequently open to passing visitors.

We’re a bit bowled over. Given what thriving and high quality gin producers we have across Wales just now, it’s a remarkable result.”

Private tours are not offered, but gin enthusiasts can are still welcome to visit the distillery, free of charge with no booking required. There are artistic story boards to read, and the family welcome visitors to ask questions. The large glass screen allows viewing. There is also a shop on site where samples can be tasted.

A selection of tours which feature a visit to the distillery are below.


Published 8 March 2021

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