Penderyn Single Malt Whisky was launched on 1 March 2004, a date which signalled the return of whisky distillation to Wales after an absence of more than 100 years. The distillery was officially opened by HRH, Prince Charles.

Penderyn is made at the Penderyn Distillery which is located on the southern reaches of the Brecon Beacons.

The whisky is distilled in a specially-commissioned unique whisky still producing a flavourful spirit at 92% abv which is married with fresh spring water drawn from directly beneath the distillery.

Pure water source is replenished by rain water that flows through the soil and filters through to near-surface rocks within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The spirit is then matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in rare Madeira barriques to produce our house-style Madeira-finish whisky that, even at 46% ABV, is light and fresh in style.

This independently-owned distillery employs a dedicated team of craftsmen and professionals who produce whiskies and other spirits which are distributed world-wide.

The Red Dragon is the national flag of Wales and the Royal Welsh badge bears the motto, ‘Y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn’, which translates as ‘The red dragon inspires action.’ It features in ancient Welsh tales and was the battle standard of legendary Welsh princes. Welshman Henry Tudor took the flag to Bosworth, where, in 1485, he became the last king of England to be crowned on the battlefield.

Stuart Cosgrove accepts the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2018.

Penderyn’s Bespoke New Bottle, Presented by Designer Glenn Tutssel

Penderyn’s Record Gold Haul at World Whisky Masters

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Penderyn Madeira

Nose: A classic freshness with aromas of cream toffee, rich fruit and raisins.

Palate: Crisp and finely rounded, with the sweetness to balance an appetising dryness.

Finish: Notes of tropical fruit, raisins and vanilla persist.

Balance: Oaky vanilla tones/dry sweetness

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium  – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

WoW 2018 – SILVER OUTSTANDING  in the category of Malt Non-Bourbon Cask

European Single Cask of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020

Penderyn Sherrywood


Nose: aromas of dark fruit and rich toffee mingle with green apples and hazelnuts to create a deeper mystery

Palate: rich sweetness gives way to refreshing dryness

Finish: sweet notes of toffee and sultana persist in the long finish

Balance: Sherry and oak/winter spices

2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold

2018 World Whisky Masters Worldwide Premium – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2017 ISW International Spirits Awards – Gold

Penderyn Myth

Nose: Fresh and lively, Myth has mixed citrus fruits mingling with apple, pear drops and the merest hint of tropical fruits.

Palate: Sweetness dominates then moves over to allow some refreshing bitterness to emerge while the mixed fruits continue to dominate the flavour.

Finish: Gradually all the flavours ebb away to leave memories of a lively and light style of whisky that is easy to drink.

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2017 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2015 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

WoW 2018 – BEST IN CLASS GOLD  in the category of Malt Non-Bourbon Cask

Penderyn Celt

Nose: Mild aromas of peat smoke, early morning at the rocky seaside and warm marmalade on toast all compete for our attention.

Palate: It begins with great sweetness before the smoky, slightly medicinal flavours descend.

Finish: Slight bitterness follows that leaves a long and lingering freshness in the mouth.

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2016 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

WoW 2018 – SILVER  in the category of Malt Peated Medium

91 points by Whisky Advocate

Top 20 Whiskies of 2018 by Whisky Advocate

Kosher Certified by KLBD

Penderyn Legend

Nose: Aromas of fresh apples and citrus fruits intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisins to create a complex yet fresh, clean and well-balanced whisky.

Palate: Incredibly smooth and both fresh and rich dried fruits abound. Delicate and sweet on the palate with just a hint of bitterness to remain refreshing.

Finish: A long aftertaste of Madeira cake and sultanas.

2018 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

2015 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

Penderyn Portwood


Nose: Aromas of rich dried fruits with dark chocolate and cranberries; a hint of toasty oak mingles with a baked nutty dryness

Palate: A creamy richness with some honey and spiced notes emerging

Finish: Smooth with a soft oak and honey sweetness lingering gently on the tongue

Balance: Rich wood/chocolate & dry fruits

2016 World Whisky Masters Europe Premium – Gold

IWSC 2019 – Gold Medal

WoW 2019: Best in Class Gold in the category of Malt: Barrel Finished  NAS

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 – Gold Medal

93 points from Whisky Advocate Magazine Spring Edition

Penderyn Rich Oak


Nose: Dark chocolate fudge with cinnamon and pepper spices, followed by lush fruit – green apples, mango, banana and guavas

Palate: Rich and complex. A creamy texture with hints of vanilla, oak and cinnamon, and a hint of nutty toffee

Finish: A creamy-vanilla flavour which is in no rush to ebb away

IWSC 2019 – 95/100 & Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 – Gold Medal

Penderyn Peated


Nose: It introduces itself with sweet, aromatic smoke. Under this, there are signature notes of vanilla, green apple and refreshing citrus

Palate: An array of gentle flavours tempts even the most sophisticated palate

Finish: Smoke and vanilla linger on the attractive medium-length finish.

Balance: Light smoke/citrus fruitiness

2018 IWSC Worldwide – Gold (Outstanding  93/100)

2018 Asian Masters – Gold

Kosher Certified by KLBD

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 – Double Gold Medal

Penderyn 10 yr Madeira Single Cask US Exclusive

This single cask was specially selected for and imported by ImpEx Beverages, Inc.
Nose: Notes of rich Madeira wine with sweet aromas of Vanilla, fresh mango, and apricots; orange blossom lingers with dried fruits – sultanas and figs.
Taste: A lovely mouth feel, resplendent with honey, cinnamon spice, and some peppers; some fresh fruit salad alongside a tannin dryness.
Finish: Sweet initially, then a dry finish with vanilla sweetness and spices present.
243 bottles ere produced from this cask and it was bottled at the natural strength of 58.1%

Penderyn Single Cask 12 yr Portwood US Exclusive


Nose: Rich ruby port heaped with red berries including cranberries, raspberries; dried fruits – a cornucopia of figs, dates, raisins, apricots – and chocolate with a hint of salted caramel.

Taste: Caramel sweetness sits side by side with an American oak dryness; some spiced honey notes; vanilla and dried fruits.

Finish: A smooth fruity sweetness giving way to an oaky dryness.