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Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky was first launched , quite appropriately , on St David ’ s Day , 1st March 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles .

How the idea came about is as warming to the cockles as taking a sip from one of their expertly crafted whiskies .
Like the beginnings of some of the greatest ideas , it all started from a chat amongst friends in a pub . It was the late 1990s and their dream was to create a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold .
The distillery would be located in the village of Penderyn , carefully selected because of the site ’ s own supply of natural spring water .
With a unique copper single-pot still designed exclusively for them by Dr David Faraday ( yes a relative of the eminent Victorian scientist ), expert distillers and the finest bourbon casks from America , the dedicated team set about achieving their vision .
Success followed and Penderyn have since been bestowed with more than 50 awards ( we think 50 , we lost count twice ). This level of acclaim , in such a comparatively short amount of time is remarkable . Penderyn are a magnet for trophies , and rightly so .
Their attention to detail and unbridled passion for absolute perfection is clearly evident and shines bright , it quite literally shines , as every bottle is even hand polished as they come off the line .
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P enderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky was first launched, quite appropriately, on St David’s Day, 1st March 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. How the idea came about is as warming to the cockles as taking a sip from one of their expertly crafted whiskies. Like the beginnings of some of the greatest ideas, it all started from a chat amongst friends in a pub. It was the late 1990s and their dream was to create a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold. The distillery would be located in the village of Penderyn, carefully selected because of the site’s own supply of natural spring water. With a unique copper single-pot still designed exclusively for them by Dr David Faraday (yes a relative of the eminent Victorian scientist), expert distillers and the finest bourbon casks from America, the dedicated team set about achieving their vision. Success followed and Penderyn have since been bestowed with more than 50 awards (we think 50, we lost count twice). This level of acclaim, in such a comparatively short amount of time is remarkable. Penderyn are a magnet for trophies, and rightly so. Their attention to detail and unbridled passion for absolute perfection is clearly evident and shines bright, it quite literally shines, as every bottle is even hand polished as they come off the line. 15