‘Wales has a surprisingly varied whisky tradition.’
WELSH WHISKY TIMELINE
1705Evan William’s family has a distillery in Dale, Pembrokeshire. They emigrated to the New World and Evan was a founding father of the Kentucky bourbon industry.
1903Frongoch distillery closes and the building later becomes a POW camp for German POWs, and in 1916 for Irish Republican prisoners.
1915Welsh-born British Prime Minister David Lloyd George brings in legislation which helps create a ‘premium‘ whisky business.
1st March 2004Penderyn Single Malt Whisky launched by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales