Welsh whisky is incredibly uncommon, but Josh Allen joins us to talk about the line from Penderyn, a group of fine folks from Wales that are revitlizing the spirit. Prepare to have your mind blown when he tells you about their Faraday Still.
What we drank:
Penderyn Madera Cask Finish
Penderyn Sherry Wood
From Penderyn’s Website:
‘Distilling in Wales was a lost art…’
…but in the late 1990s, in a pub in a small post-industrial Welsh valley town, a group of friends drank and 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 friends had a location in the historic village of Penderyn on the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons, chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water. They also had a unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday. Penderyn Whisky was launched on St David’s Day 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
At Penderyn we produce our own malted barley spirit which, when matured, is recognized worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies. The majority of our spirit goes into casks for ageing in our cellars. The remainder is used to craft other award-winning products. With investment, inspiration, hard work, attention to detail, the finest barley, expert distillers and the best American oak bourbon casks, Penderyn Whisky has quickly gained a worldwide reputation winning several awards en route and we have recently found new markets in countries such as China, Russia and Australia.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/