The Penderyn Distillery was established in the year 2004 and it is the first (and so far the only) whisky distillery in Wales for over 100 years. In fact, the Welsh Whisky Company (which Penderyn belongs to) had already been established 4 years earlier, in the year 2000, while the first whisky from the plant appeared on the market in the year 2004, exactly on St. David's Day (which is on March 1st).
The Penderyn Distillery is located in the small village of Penderyn, in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. The malt whisky produced in this distillery is unique on a global scale. It is distilled only once in an alembic designed by a descendant of the famous Michael Faraday, Dr. David Faraday. Then it is aged in charred oak barrels of Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey (from Buffalo Trace, Evan Williams or Jack Daniel's distilleries), then its finish is most often in Portuguese Madeira casks. Additionally, the crystal clear water used in the production of all Penderyn liquids comes from the nearby Brecon Beacon National Park.