Welsh Distillery Begins Making Peated Malt For First Time In Welsh History
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Penderyn Distillery has opened up a second distillery at the northern tip of Wales. The new distillery is located in Llandudno and will be responsible for producing about one third of all Penderyn whisky in conjunction with the original distillery in the south. The new facility is built off of the Old Board School that dates back to 1887 and Penderyn invested over $7 Million USD to convert it into a state of the art distillery with the capacity to welcome 60,000 guests per year.
In addition to the impressive facility and focus to bring in tourists, the distillery will be making history in Wales. The Llandudno location will be the first to make Peated Single Malt Whisky in Welsh history. In fact, it will be fully dedicated to making peated whisky for the brand.
“Since its inception three years ago, this has been a hugely exciting and challenging project. I’m pleased to have kept this remarkable renovation on time and on track,” said Neil Quigely, Penderyn’s Director of Operations.
The new distillery will open to the public on June 1st, and Penderyn already has its sights set on 2022 and a third location located in Swansea
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