USC Awards 2019

Penderyn gets 3 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Commendations

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It’s the awards season for whiskies and, after picking up a Gold for our Penderyn Sherrywood at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition we have now had 3 commendations from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge Awards. Each of the 3 whiskies were branded as ‘Very Good – Strong Recommendation’ with Madeira and Legend receiving scores of 88/100 and Sherrywood getting 85/100. …

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 …

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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 …

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Penderyn making headlines in New York, Toronto and London

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We were recently featured in 3 publications around the world. The Toronto Star mentioned us in an article on female distillers and Burn’s night (article here). Our Canadian Importers are the wonderful people at Boldworks, who are responsible for organising the feature Shanken News Daily of New York wrote about our expansion into the US (article here). Our US Importers …

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Forbes Top 10 Whiskies of 2018

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Penderyn have made the prestigious Forbes website for the 3rd time in as many months. Felipe Schrieberg is one of their foremost Whisky journalists, and he made us one of his ‘Top 10 Whiskies of 2018’. Felipe wrote – ‘ Penderyn Rich Oak  I love this Welsh distillery. I love the custard fruity character of its spirit that is evident …