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Welsh Whisky

In September 2000, history was made when the first distillation was carried out at The Welsh Whisky Company's ‘Penderyn Distillery’. Launched on St David's Day to huge critical acclaim from both acknowledged whisky experts and "ordinary" consumers, including whisky writer, Jim Murray, who had the privilege of been the first person outside the company to analyse the new product. “I told them they were tasting not just a historic malt whisky, but one that deserved the highest praise in its own right.”  We endeavour to keep a selection of these Welsh gems.

Wales an Early European distiller.

Like the other Celtic nations, Wales has a long history of spirit distillation, dating back to the 4th century, with a man known as Reaullt Hir distilling on Bardsey Island off the North Wales coast. The ingredients of this early spirit, known universally as “aqua-vitae” or ‘gwirod’ in the Welsh language, was a mix of barley, yeast and honey distilled to make a basic raw spirit. Much later in 1705 a small commercial distillery at Dale in Pembrokeshire opened. This distillery was owned by Evan Williams's family who later emigrated to the USA and helped found the Kentucky Whiskey Industry. ( His name is attached to a number of high quality bourbons to this day).

Penderyn leads the way.

We have a selection of fabulous Welsh whiskies from the Penderyn distillery, matured in a range of woods, any of which can be delivered to most of Australia. Subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, whisky tastings, special offers and more.