Tasting Notes: Aber Falls – 2021 Release

Based in Abergwyngregyn (Ah-burr-gwin-greg-inn), and named after the nearby waterfall, Aber Falls Distillery released its first single malt whisky in 2021 and, by doing so, became the first distillery to officially produce whisky in North Wales for over 100 years. (See notes on a historic month in North Wales whisky here.) [NB: It’s predecessor was... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Penderyn – Sherrywood

Since Penderyn originally launched their Madeira cask aged whisky as their core release, its Sherrywood sibling has never been too far behind. The Sherrywood release sits within Penderyn’s Welsh Gold or “Aur Cymru” range. [ed: Look out for the little AC nods and references within their packaging!] Aur Cymru Welsh Gold is extremely rare and... Continue Reading →

News: North Wales Makes Whisky History

For many in the UK, Monday 17th May 2021 marks an important day in the return to some form of normality as the pandemic-related restrictions eased up. Hugs have been sanctioned. People can now meet indoors in limited numbers, and, the hospitality industry can get its own much-needed shot in the arm as pubs, cafes... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Penderyn – Rich Oak

On 14th September 2000 the Welsh Whisky Company fired up its unique still for the first time. Flash forward 3.5 years and on St. David’s Day 2004, the first whisky was launched by the company as Penderyn. It featured malt that had been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished in ex-Madeira wine casks. This... Continue Reading →

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