The Penderyn Distillery is located in the picturesque village of Penderyn in the southern reaches of the scenic splendour of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The Welsh Whisky Company uses a unique design of still for its malt whisky distillation. The still consists of a single “pot” beneath a tall rectifying column and was developed by a team led by Dr David Faraday (a descendant of Sir Michael Faraday, discoverer of the electrolytic cell).
Whilst the Scottish distilleries generally use two conventional stills for their production, and the Irish three, the technology developed at Penderyn enables an extremely “clean” and flavoursome spirit to be produced from the single still. The design is also extremely energy efficient.
All distillation, maturation and (unusually) bottling are carried out on the company’s premises; enabling close quality control to be applied to all stages of the process.