Icons of Wales #7 - Rhiannon

Icons of Wales #7 – Penderyn Celebrates Rhiannon, the Mythical Welsh Goddess

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We are delighted to announce the 7th in our Icons of Wales Series. ‘Rhiannon’ is a Sherrywood Grand Cru finished whisky at 46% abv. You can order online here. Written in the Welsh language in the 11th century, The Mabinogi are the earliest prose work in the history of Britain. They were transcribed from the oral tradition and have since …

Gourmet Traveller Wine

'Penderyn whiskies… rank among the best single malts in the world.'

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We had a visit from Franz Scheurer all the way from Australia recently. He was a fine fellow with a penchant for motorbikes, whisky and Iranian cigarettes. Franz is a very well respected journalist in the spirits trade and wrote this wonderful article about Penderyn, which included the quote above. Read the full article here.

IWSC Awards 2019

Welsh Whisky lands 3 Golds at the Prestigious International Wine & Spirit Awards

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Welsh Whisky lands 3 Golds at the Prestigious International Wine & Spirit Awards Penderyn, a unique Welsh whisky distillery based in the Brecon Beacons, is celebrating having taken home three  prestigious gold awards at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition.  The IWSC, which celebrates the finest in new spirits and wine pressing each year, lauded the brand for its …

Matthew Rhys on One Nation Under Whisky

Emmy-Winning Matthew Rhys on Penderyn, Acting, Wales and Whisky.

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At the recent St David’s Day Dinner in New York, Joshua Hatton (who is part of our US Importers ImpEx Bev) was introduced to Emmy-winning Welsh actor, Matthew Rhys, by Sian Whitelock, Penderyn’s Brand Director. Matthew is a big fan of Penderyn and occasionally works as an unofficial Brand Ambassador, and therefore agreed to be interviewed by Joshua and his …

Penderyn Sherrywood San Francisco Gold

Penderyn Sherrywood takes Gold in San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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The results of the first whisky award ceremony of 2019 are in, and it’s a prestigious one. Our Penderyn Gold Range Sherrywood Single Malt 46% won Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Anthony Dias Blue, SFWSC’s Executive Director said, ‘Almost 3,000 spirits were judged this year—the largest number of entries in our 19-year history.’ This is a …

Penderyn Celebrates its Welsh Whisky Ancestors with a new Icons of Wales edition

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Penderyn was the first distillery in Wales for 100 years. The previous Welsh Whisky Company was in Frongoch, near Bala. Queen Victoria visited there in 1891 and on the 26th July 1895 the Welsh Whisky Co. received a warrant, and Royal Welsh Whisky was born. However, it was hampered by the temperance movement inside Wales and, unlike Penderyn, it remained …

Swansea Distillery BBC

Penderyn's 2nd Distillery Update

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Plans for Penderyn to open a second distillery and visitor centre in Swansea have been given the go ahead. Penderyn Whisky is to redevelop a disused building at the historic Hafod Morfa Copperworks site in Swansea, which is just opposite the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City football club. The Lottery Heritage Fund awarded £3.75m towards regenerating the 19th Century …