Friday, March 01, 2019


The Penderyn Distillery, has today announced the launch of the latest bottling in its ‘Icons of Wales‘ series.

Penderyn ‘Icons of Wales’ #6 (43% ABV) is a peated single malt whisky, which was finished in port casks.

Penderyn 'Icons of Wales' #6

This latest release from Penderyn, which was the first distillery in Wales for 100 years, is inspired by the previous Welsh Whisky Company in Frongoch, which was visited by Queen Victoria in 1891.

In 1895 the Welsh Whisky Co. received a warrant, and Royal Welsh Whisky was born. However, it was hampered by the temperance movement inside Wales and, unlike Penderyn, it remained a curiosity outside of Wales. Despite a sustained advertising campaign, the company was wound up in 1903.

Penderyn ‘Icons of Wales’ #6, which is said to deliver notes of smoky peat, vanilla, light red berries and salted caramel, comes in a bottle based on an original 19th century design.

Commenting on the launch, Stephen Davies, Penderyn’s Managing Director, said: “This is a great chance to celebrate Wales’ whisky heritage and the original Welsh Whisky company at Frongoch. Creating a global brand is a massive challenge, and we are proud to create award-winning whiskies which travel from Wales to the world, and this bottle pays homage to those early Welsh whisky pioneers.”

Penderyn ‘Icons of Wales’ #6, is now available via for a RRP of £45.00.

Posted by Steve Rush