Penderyn Distillery is one of South Wales’ home-grown successes. The distillery is based in the village of Penderyn just north of Hirwaun and Aberdare.
Penderyn Single Malt Whisky was launched by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, on 1st March 2004 at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff. Since then, Wales’ only whisky has become very popular in Wales, and worldwide.
A visitor centre was opened in 2008 at Penderyn to educate the ancient art of distilling and to demonstrate the differences between the Penderyn process and the distilling of Scottish, Irish and American whiskies.
The centre is located just north of Hirwaun and if you are travelling by car (recommended) then a visit can be combined with a drive on one of the most scenic journeys in South Wales – drive from Merthyr Tydfil up the A470 to Storey Arms stopping off to view some of the reservoirs and then travel onto Brecon and the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre. Then return south and turn for Hirwaun and stop off at the Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre.
The centre is well worth a visit and if you happen to call when they are distilling you can see the distillation process and then have a sample of our products in the tasting bar. There’s also a shop where you can purchase a bottle or two!
For Visitor Centre Enquiries you can contact Keith Tench (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel. 01685 810651.
The Distillery and Centre can be found at:
The Welsh Whisky Company