What a combination for the senses – whiskey and golf!

Most golfers visit a Malt Whiskey distillery during their Wales or Scottish golf vacation

Many Golfers enjoy a visit to a Malt Whisky Distillery in Scotland, particularly along the famous Whisky Trail in the Highlands, also to the famous Bushmell’s Distillery on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland.

But did you know that they also make a fine Malt Whisky in South Wales, not far from the Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor. In Welsh it is Wysgi.

Penderyn Single Malt Whisky was launched by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, in 2004 in Cardiff.

Visiting Penderyn Distillery near Aberdare has become one of the most popular things to do in South Wales.

The distillery is the only one in Wales and the first to legally distil whisky spirit in the country for more than 100 years.

When you visit Wales you can now enjoy a distillery tour, take a journey through the history of single malt whisky making in Wales, and understand the distilling and bottling process at first hand.

So have you made the most of a distillery tour on your Wales golf vacation? If not it’s worth considering.

The whisky still at Penderyn is unlike any other: a single copper pot still producing a flavourful spirit of extraordinary strength and purity. This still was invented exclusively for Penderyn by Dr David Faraday, descendent of the ground-breaking Victorian scientist, Michael Faraday.

At 92% alcohol by volume our new spirit has the highest strength of any malt whiskey; and with just one barrel produced every day, it is also exceptionally rare.

The Penderyn house style derives uniquely from the use of two types of cask. After an initial maturation in hand-selected bourbon barrels from a single source, the whisky is further matured in special Madeira barrels.

Art and science come together at the moment when talented young distillers, decree that a cask is ready to be bottled.

Thanks to the quality of the wood, the delicate spirit rapidly develops a sophistication normally confined to much older whiskies, but to retain its freshness and vibrancy we take care not to over-mature.

Reducing the strength drop by drop with our very own Brecon spring water, we bottle Penderyn whiskey without chill-filtration.

When you arrange your next Scotland golf vacation, Ireland golf vacation or Wales golf vacation take a moment to consider a distillery tour. If you want further details and ideas contact AGS Golf Vacations for some free no-obligation advice.

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