About this Attraction

Penderyn produce award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits at their distillery on the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK.

Distilling in Wales was a lost art, but in the late 1990s, in a Hirwaun pub in the Welsh valleys, Alun Evans the landlord and a group of friends chatted about establishing the first whisky distillery in Wales in over a century. They dreamt of creating a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold, represented today by Penderyn’s ‘gold seam’.

The village of Penderyn was chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water, and the fact that the Alun had a wine warehouse in the village.

A unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday, was installed in 2000, which produces a spirit at an industry high of 92%, meaning Penderyn’s whiskies are light, fruity and flavoursome.

On St David’s Day 2004 Penderyn whisky was launched in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. An expansion in 2013/14 included a replica of the Faraday Still, and two lantern stills being installed.

Groups & FIT entrance fee

Join them for an hour-long Distillery Tour to learn about the founding of Penderyn, how their award-winning whisky is made and what makes Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky so unique. See our exhibition area, mill, mash tun, innovative single copper pot stills (unique to our distillery) and their latest addition – a pair of pot stills. Plus enjoy a couple of tasters in the Tasting Bar afterwards.

-1 hour guided tour

1 hour

DAILY, from 10:00hrs-17:00hrs

Last Updated: 25.04.2023

How to find this Attraction

Pontpren, Pontbren Llwyd
CF44 0SX


CHILD POLICY: Children under the age of 14 are not permitted into the distillery. Children aged 14-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult.