Penderyn‘s Llandudno Distillery opened yesterday

The Welsh distillery will produce peated whisky

Distillery Manager Dafydd Pesic-Smith and Penderyns Commissioning Distiller Bethan Morgans

 

The Penderyn Distillery in South Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park has been producing whisky and other spirits for 20 years. Now the company has built a second distillery in the north of the country in Llandudno with an investment of five million pounds. It was officially opened yesterday.

In addition to the production area, the former Old Board School, a grade II listed building, also houses exhibition and tasting rooms. An old Victorian reservoir that once was water supply for the lighthouse that dominates the city, supplies the distillery with spring water.

Bethan Morgans, who has been with Penderyn Distillery since 2017, is responsible for the distillation and monitoring of all other production steps. A Faraday still as it was specially developed for Penderyn is also used in the new Llandudno Distillery. Here, unlike at Penderyn Distillery, it will produce smoky whisky.

Stephen Davies, CEO of Penderyn Distillery, said: " Penderyn has always had a loyal following in North Wales. But with the South separated from the North by mountains and lakes, Penderyn has finally brought the country together. By opening in Llandudno, visited by 9.6 million tourists every year, we’re saying ‘Welcome home to Wales and to Penderyn’.“

The Distillery Shop is now open; from June 1, 2021, distillery tours will also be offered, which can now be booked here on the Penderyn website. To guarantee the necessary distance rules, there is currently a limitation to eight instead of the usual twenty visitors per tour.

Images: Penderyn Distillery