Produced in the village of the same name, located near Brecon Beacons National Park, Penderyn Single Malt has been richly matured and is available with various finishes. The whisky is mainly in Evan Williams bourbon casks, a nod to the Welsh distillers who founded the American distillery. Then, the whisky is either finished in Madeira wine casks, imparting toffee and honey flavours, Port wine casks, for the red fruit aromas, Sherry casks or ex-Islay malt casks for their peaty taste…
Distilled in Faraday stills, a three-storey copper still with long column connected to a higher column by a pipe system, the Penderyn distillate is collected at 92% and then processed by Master distiller Jim Swan into various expressions. A couple of traditional Pot Stills has also been installed in the distillery in 2014.
For Giancarlo Bianchi, the distillery’s technical director “ a non-age whisky distilled in unique stills in Whales, a craft production involving everything up to the 150.00 hand labeled bottles: this is Welsh whisky.”