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
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 distillery and brand, producing the first commercially available whisky made in Wales since the 19th century. Produced at the Penderyn Distillery (the Welsh Whisky Company), Penderyn is a single malt whisky produced in several expressions, e.g. Madeira Finished, Peated, Sherrywood and Portwood.

The distillery also produces the Welsh Dragon 41% range comprising Legend (replacing the former 41% Madeira finish), Myth (Bourbon 'finish') and Celt (Peated).

Background and products[edit]

It is distilled in the village of Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in the Cynon Valley, from which the brand takes its name.[1]

The company was launched in 2000 as the Welsh Whisky Company. Whisky had been distilled in Wales for hundreds of years, but stopped in 1894.[2] 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 Wales.

The Penderyn Distillery also produces non-Whisky products: Merlyn Cream Liqueur, Five Vodka and Brecon Gin.[3] Brecon Gin was awarded "Gold Best in Class" at the International Wines & Spirits Competition in 2011.[4]

Penderyn Distillery is situated in Brecon Beacons National Park and sells internationally to markets such as Taiwan, Australia and France.[5] The company opened up a visitors centre in June 2008, with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales leading the proceedings. The visitors centre now sees more than 35,000 visitors per annum.[6]

Exterior of the Penderyn Distillery, 2014


  1. ^ Chris Carlsson. "Welsh Whisky Single Malt – Penderyn". Spirits Review. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  2. ^ Amanda Kelly (8 May 2000). "Welsh will make a rare bit of whiskey". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Penderyn Whisky". Official Penderyn website. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Penderyn Distillery - The finest quality spirits - produced at Penderyn Distillery". 
  5. ^ "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)