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Penderyn Whisky plans to open new distillery in Llandudno

Penderyn Distillery have proposed to develop a £5 million distillery and visitors centre in Llandudno

Penderyn Whisky plans to open a new distillery and visitors centre in Llandudno and they have been offered £1.4 million by the Welsh Government.

The proposed development will cost £5 million in total and, subject to planning permission, will open in Llandudno by 2021. It will be their first expansion from its site in Penderyn, Aberdare.

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, says “It’s our priority to develop innovative, all-weather attractions for Wales”.

The confirmation of Welsh Government support means Penderyn Distillery will now develop their proposal further. They will begin to prepare the planning application and speak to stakeholders and the local community.

Penderyn is a great example of how the Welsh food and drinks sector is thriving and gaining a global reputation. I’m pleased that we have been able to support Penderyn to develop their business enabling people across Wales and the UK to find out more and sample this award winning product.

– Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Penderyn Whisky was launched on St David’s Day 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.

HRH Prince Charles tasted the Penderyn Whisky when it was launched in 2004. Credit: PA Images