Penderyn Prize 2017 Long List Announced

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Long-awaited memoirs from musicians Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Marr and Robbie Robertson have all made the longlist for the 2017 Penderyn Music Book Prize. Now in its 3rd year, the prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography). It was recently described as ‘The Mercury Prize of books’ by the NME. The shortlist will …

Penderyn Visits the Big Apple

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Penderyn Distillery had a very successful week in New York. Sian Whitelock, Brand Director, and Jon Tregenna, Media Manager, went to the three Welsh bars in New York – the Longbow and the newly opened Sunken Hundred in Brooklyn, and the Snowdonia in Astoria. A whisky tasting was held in the Sunken Hundred (pictured) and among the large number of …

Double Gold Award Winners

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Penderyn are delighted to announce that two of our single malts won Gold Awards at the recent World Whisky Masters. Portwood 46 won Gold in the ‘Europe Single Malt Super Premium’ category and was described as ‘full-bodied and well matured’. Always a big favourite among whisky connoisseurs this new bottling is no exception, as strong sales from our Distillery Shop …

'That Try' Launched

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Wednesday 10th June saw the launch of That Try, a 41% abv Peated Single Malt (the latest in Penderyn’s Icons Of Wales series) at the Penderyn Bar in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. That Try celebrates Gareth Edwards’ famous score for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973, widely regarded as the greatest try ever seen. Among the …

Penderyn Announce Plans for 2nd Distillery

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Swansea Council has been given a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the historic Hafod Morfa Copperworks site, and some of the old works buildings have been ear-marked for a second Penderyn Distillery. The area was the capital of the world’s copper industry in the 19th century, and as copper is central to the distilling process it makes …

3x20cl Gift Pack Launched, in association with FA Wales

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Penderyn are delighted to announce a tie-in with the FAW (Football Association of Wales) to celebrate Wales’ qualification for the 2016 European Championship. Following on from the success of our Dragon range of whiskies – Legend, Myth & Celt – we have created a gift pack of 3 x 20cl bottles which are housed in a smart box bearing the …

Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas… and other visitors

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We’ve had some pretty high-powered visitors recently. Firstly, Welsh rugby legend Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas is set to become one of our unofficial Penderyn Ambassadors, helping to spread the word about our award-winning whiskies. (If truth be told, as a massive patriot and a huge fan of both Penderyn and Welsh products in general, he was already doing this!) Alfie took …

Penderyn Music Book Prize 2016 Winner Announced

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This year’s winning author is Jon Savage for his book ‘1966: The Year The Decade Exploded’ (Faber). This is the 2nd year for the prize and we are delighted that it has received extended coverage in both the Guardian and the NME. The winner received a cheque for £1000 and a bottle of Penderyn Single Cask single malt whisky at …

2nd Penderyn Music Book Prize Long-list Announced

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The 2nd Penderyn Music Book Prize is nearly upon us. Memoirs from musicians Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Grace Jones have been long-listed, while biographies of John Peel, Sandy Denny and Tubby Hayes have also made the list. The judging panel is made up of DJ and critic, Stuart Maconie; broadcaster, Annie Nightingale; journalist, Mark Ellen; musicians Green Gartside and …

Roy Noble joins the Penderyn Board

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Penderyn are delighted to announce that the eminent broadcaster and BBC radio Wales ‘DJ’ Roy Noble has joined our board as a Non Executive Director. Roy has been associated with the distillery from the start, but now he’s ‘official’ as we say in Wales! As he is a man of words, we’ll let Roy tell the story, ‘Becoming a director …