Set in the quaint village of penderyn near the Breacon Beacons in South Wales is the Penderyn Distillery.
Penderyn is the name of the single malt Welsh whisky made in this distillery, which also produces Brecon Five vodka, Brecon Gin and Merlyn cream liqueur.
As the only distillery in Wales, Penderyn is one of Wales’s biggest tourist attractions with many visitors flocking to visit the distillery and learn about how they make their premium whisky. The modern exhibition centre explores the history of making whisky in Wales and gives visitors the chance to view the distillation process, including understanding the use of water and wood to make whisky.
The visitors Centre is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm every day with the last admission at 4:00 pm. Penderyn advise that in order to avoid disappointment you should pre-book your tour by contacting the distillery.
The admission price for adults is £6.00 which includes a tasting of two Penderyn products. For those of you who are driving you can use both of your coupons and take away a miniature to drink later. Samples include Penderyn Single Malt Whisky, Brecon Five Vodka, Brecon Gin and Merlyn Cream Liqueur.
For those of you who have a penchant for whisky, Penderyn offer a masterclass which is held in small groups to give each person the maximum benefit from the learning experience.
At the end of the tour is the distillery shop which gives you the opportunity to buy any of the variety of whisky’s or spirits, including special addition bottles. They also sell the usual glasses, cups and box sets which are reasonably priced and would make great presents.
If you’ve bought any of the whiskys or spirits, take a look at Penderyn’s cocktail page which provides a list of their own speciality cocktails.
For more information on the products and tour visit their site by clicking here.
For those of you living outside the area and looking for somewhere to stay, Make a Bucket List can recommend Penrhadw Farm based in the Brecon Beacons and about 15 minutes away from the distillery by car. As well there being a luxury farm guest house which is bed and breakfast, they have fully equipped holiday cottages on either a self catering or b&b basis.