Penderyn Distillery has been awarded World Whisky Grand Master 2017, which is a truly significant achievement. Only four of these awards are handed out by The Spirits Business each year, and this is the first time we have been awarded top prize. The trophy was collected by our Sales Manager, Rob Weller (see pic), at an awards lunch in London recently. Rob said, ‘It was a great event and to pick up this award with the whole whisky industry looking on was a great honour for Penderyn, and also a little nerve-wracking for me!’
The Spirit Masters series has fast become one of the most respected and high profile trade competitions in the industry, attracting vast amounts of entries from leading brands all over the world. Penderyn were awarded the title for the very high standards of the following award-winning Single Malt Welsh Whiskies – Legend, Celt, Myth, Madeira, Sherrywood, Rich Oak, Portwood and our Rich Oak Single Cask. The Judges were chaired by Amy Hopkins (Deputy Editor, The Spirits Business) and Melita Kiely (Senior Staff Writer, The Spirits Business) and featured writers and judges from across the industry.
2017 has been a great year for awards for Penderyn Distillery, and fills us with great optimism as we look ahead to 2018.