For your chance for a detailed insight into Wales’ only whisky distillery, book yourself onto Penderyn’s Saturday morning masterclass. Running every fortnight, the next one with spaces is 18 December. For up to 12 people, the level of detail on this relaxed 2.5-hour programme is determined by those taking part.
Generally led by affable visitor centre manager Keith Tench – he’s been there since the start, and certainly knows his stuff – you will find out how whisky is made – and how this process differs in Scotland, Ireland and now Wales. From single malt through to bourbon, you’ll cover the lot. There’s something fun for you to do (they don’t reveal what that is, but do say “you’ll enjoy it”…)
Then it’s time for the still room, to see what the process means in practice, before touring the bottling plant and heading to the boardroom, for a nosing and tasting session. Visitors emerge with a gift pack of four mini bottles of the different finishes.