Planning for Penderyn’s second distillery, which is to be housed in the former Old Board School in Lloyd St, Llandudno, has been passed by Conwy Council. This is great news for Penderyn and means (Covid permitting) that the distillery will be ready for opening to the public in Spring 2021. The distillery will also house a visitor and meeting centre, plus parking for 53 vehicles. The building dates from 1882, and later became the Conwy Archives. Councillors voted by 12 to 1 to approve the plans, and have received the stamp of approval from Lord Elis-Thomas, Welsh Government’s deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism.
(The picture above shows the planned front and rear view of the new distillery.)
Neil Quigley, Penderyn’s Director of Operations, who is in charge of the Llandudno project said:
‘We are very pleased to have passed the committee stage and are looking forward to progressing with the development of the Llandudno Lloyd St site. Our aim, and of course we are aware of the current situation with regard to Covid 19, is to commence operations at this boutique distillery later in the year in readiness for an official opening in Spring 2021. Generating a single cask per day, we are very excited about bringing Penderyn to Llandudno, and are looking forward to our large customer base in North Wales visiting the new distillery.’
Stephen Davies, Chief Executive of Penderyn Distillery, said:
‘We believe the distillery will allow us to introduce unique and innovative single malt whiskies, distilled in North Wales, as well as providing an attraction that will complement the already vibrant and diverse tourism scene in North Wales, and contribute towards extending the visitor season further.’
The makers of Penderyn Whisky proudly give you their Brecon Five Vodka. Penderyn Distillery is situated on the tip of the Brecon Beacons, chosen due to the site’s proximity to fresh natural spring water. They produce their own malted barley spirit which, when matured, is recognised worldwide as one of the finest single malts. The Brecon Five Vodka was given it’s name not only because they use fresh spring water from the Brecon Beacons but the vodka is distilled 5 times for maximum purity.