Penderyn has expanded its operation with the opening on May 17, 2021 of their second distillery in Lloyd Street, Llandudno in the Grade II listed Old Board School built in 1887. Tours will commence mid June 2021 and the booking system will be live by the middle of May. These will initially be restricted to eight visitors per tour, rather than the usual 20, due to social-distancing.
For 20 years, Penderyn Distillery - The Welsh Whisky Company – based in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales has been working to bring back the spirit of the original Welsh Whisky distillery at Frongoch, near Bala, which closed over 100 years ago after receiving a royal warrant from Queen Victoria in July 1895. The distillery closed mainly due to Prohibition.
Welsh spirit is well and truly back, as last year Penderyn had its biggest ever gold medal haul at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The gold run is continuing with Penderyn about to produce it’s own liquid gold at their new £5 million Lloyds Street distillery in North Wales tourist mecca, the wonderful town of Llandudno.
A new Faraday still (unique to Penderyn) has been installed and has been readied for production by Penderyn’s Commissioning Distiller Bethan Morgans, which will focus, for the first time in Welsh history, on peated barley single malt whisky. Whisky, by law, has to be in a barrel for 3 years and a day, so we will have to wait quite a while to taste it, but, even though it’s a peated whisky, it will have Penderyn’s characteristics – light, fruity, flavoursome whiskies.
With exports of ‘Welsh Liquid Gold’ to more than now 40 countries, Wales is now well and truly on the map of World whiskies to watch.
Stephen Davies, CEO, Penderyn Distillery
Penderyn Distilleries have united North and South Wales, from our Brecon Beacons Headquarters to this new Llandudno Lloyd St distillery. We look forward to taking Penderyn to even newer heights when we open a 3rd distillery in the Swansea Hafod Copperworks development. The finest spirit rises to the top, and at Penderyn we are continuing to innovate and develop our business."