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Penderyn Distillery

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Address: Penderyn | Rhondda Cynon Taff, Penderyn, Brecon Beacons National Park CF44 0SX, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1685 810650
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest...

Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world.

One of the few remaining independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name from the old Welsh village in which it is located and nestles in the foothills of the ancient Brecon Beacons mountain range.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty famed for its breathtaking scenery, open moorland, clear rivers and tumultuous waterfalls.

Members of the public can enjoy a distillery tour, take a journey through the history of single malt whisky making in Wales, and understand the distilling process at first hand.

On arrival you will be greeted by your tour guide and taken through to the exhibition area where you can browse at your leisure and learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general Welsh history.

Watch the short video about how Penderyn first started, and how it has developed since its launch in 2004.

Your guide will then join you and take you through to the next section where you will be able to:


*View the Barley, Malt Bins, Grist Mill, Mash Tun and Fermenters that produce the unique Penderyn Malted Barley Wash.

*View the Single Pot Stills at Penderyn Distillery that were designed by Dr. David Faraday, a descendant of famous physicist Sir Michael Faraday. You can also view the more traditional brand new Double Pot Stills. If distillations are in process you will be able to see the spirit being drawn into the spirit safe. *See the barrel display area when your guide will describe how the different expressions of Penderyn whisky are matured and talk you through the various stages of the maturation process. *Learn about the other products - Merlyn Cream Liqueur, Brecon Five Vodka and Brecon Special Reserve Gin. Feel and smell the botanicals that are used to make Brecon Special Reserve Gin. *Visit the tasting room and sample the products - Penderyn Single Malt Whisky, Brecon Five Vodka, Brecon Gin and Merlyn Cream Liqueur.

*Browse the retail shop for Penderyn Spirits and merchandise.

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Fantastic place to visit for whisky lovers

I was bought a Penderyn Masterclass for my birthday and finally got around to going last week and it was even better than I expected it to be. The staff who work there are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was bought a Penderyn Masterclass for my birthday and finally got around to going last week and it was even better than I expected it to be. The staff who work there are friendly and helpful from the very moment you walk in. I got there a bit early so managed to have a look around the store, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

it was quite easy to find with clear road marking. I advise you to have a designated driver. That was me wifey! Any how car park good size plenty of space. We arrived at Penderyn distillery at 1pm as instructed. I waited in the car, and decided to venture around the area being on a Sunday there was nothing else... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I spent a lovely afternoon at the Penderyn Distillery yesterday taking part in the Whisky Masterclass. Our programme leader and tour guide Ray was fantastic - the presentation was informative and entertaining and the atmosphere most convivial! We learned a tremendous amount about the history, brewing and distilling of Penderyn whiskies; had a really interesting tour and finished... More 

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Rhayader, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just loved it. Ray was excellent and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit. The whisky was superb as always

Thank Chris S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went yesterday with a friend and had a very warm welcome, an interesting introduction in the reception area by video followed by an excellent tour covering all aspects of the brewing and distilling processes. Ray was an outstanding tour guide giving us lots of details and willingly answering all our questions. The facilities are in modern buildings and the tour... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Penderyn provides a bookable 1 hour tour of the distillery where the famous Welsh whisky is produced followed by a tasting of some of the company's products - or a take home miniature for drivers. At £8.50 per head (price at New Year 2017), it represents good value for money as well as being an interesting hour's alternative to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my Dad for his birthday on a tour. The tour was informative, relaxed and interesting, plus to time (about an hour). The tasting was as expected (good) with two tasters each. The availability of miniature bottles to take away for those driving was a nice touch. I did comment that having a '1 minute guide' to how whisky... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth the going for a visit if your like to know more about the way they make whiskey gin vodka the tour guide was well informed and answered all are question

Thank Ryan M
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My son bought me a distillery master class as a Christmas present which we took today. The staff at Penderyn were really helpful when I booked the tour which was excellent. The Distillery Manager Laura took our Master class and was superb. This was followed by the tour and tasting which gave us chance to sample the whole range. This... More 

Thank Mark C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I arrived with my nephew to take the 12:00 tour on 30th November, I had pre paid our tour and was sent straight into the waiting area, by a friendly member of staff. We were about 10mins early but didn't mind the wait, as lots to read up on about Penderyn, and a little about the local area. 6 in... More 

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