WELSH WHISKY TIMELINE
"Wales has a surprisingly varied whisky tradition."
Archaeology proves that there were small stills throughout Wales
Evan William’s family has a distillery in Dale, Pembrokeshire. They emigrated to the New World and Evan was a founding father of the Kentucky bourbon industry.
The Welsh Whisky Distillery opens in Frongoch, Bala, North Wales
Frongoch distillery closes and the building later becomes a POW camp for German POWs, and in 1916 for Irish Republican prisoners.
Welsh-born British Prime Minister David Lloyd George brings in legislation which helps create a ‘premium‘ whisky business.
1st March 2004
Penderyn Single Malt Whisky launched by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
1st March 2005
Penderyn is launched in London
9th November 2005
Penderyn is released in the US in New York
1st October 2007
Launch of Merlyn, Brecon FIVE Vodka and Brecon Special Reserve Gin
The Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre opens to the public
The new Faraday replica still and pot stills arrive
New Penderyn distillery at Swansea’s Copper Quarter announced
A record year for sales
New distillery proposed for Llandudno in North Wales.
Penderyn wins its 50th whisky and spirits gold award