Penderyn (whisky)

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Penderyn (whisky)
Penderyn Distillery.jpg
Region: Wales
Location Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Founded 2004
Status Active
Water source The Brecon Beacons National Park
Capacity 700,000 litres
Penderyn Madeira Finished
Type Single Malt
Cask type(s) Bourbon, Madeira
ABV 46
Penderyn Sherrywood
Type Single Malt
Cask type(s) Bourbon, Sherrywood
ABV 46
Penderyn Peated
Type Single Malt
Cask type(s) Bourbon, Peated
ABV 46

Penderyn is a Welsh whisky brand, the first commercially available whisky made in Wales since the 19th century. Produced by Penderyn Distillery (the Welsh Whisky Company), Penderyn is a premium strength (46%) single malt whisky produced in several expressions.[1] It is distilled in the village of Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in the Cynon Valley, from which the brand takes its name.[2]

The company was launched in 2000 as the Welsh Whisky Company. Whisky had been distilled in Wales for hundreds of years, but the industry was shut down in 1894.[3] 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.[4][5]

Penderyn Distillery is situated in Brecon Beacons National Park and is considered the smallest distillery in the world.[6] The company opened up a visitors centre in June 2008, with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leading the proceedings.

Nigel Vernon Short director of The Welsh Whisky Company and Scarlet's Regional Limited has attracted criticism for his involvement with Madara Europe an investment company attempting to develop Karadere beach, a protected beach on the Bulgarian coast into a holiday complex.[7]


  1. ^ "Penderyn Whisky". Official Penderyn website. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  2. ^ Chris Carlsson. "Welsh Whisky Single Malt – Penderyn". Spirits Review. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ Amanda Kelly (8 May 2000). "Welsh will make a rare bit of whiskey". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ John Williams (7 August 2009). "Russians’ paranoia at fever pitch". Daily Post. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Kate Devlin (3 August 2009). "'Drink whisky to avoid swine flu', Russian fans told". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Planet Whiskies Welsh Distillery Section". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
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Coordinates: 51°45′51″N 3°31′16″W / 51.76417°N 3.52111°W / 51.76417; -3.52111 (Penderyn Distillery)