Welsh whisky (Welsh: Wisgi Cymreig; alternative forms: wysgi, chwisgi) is a distilled spirit made in Wales since the 4th century. Modern Welsh whisky has been produced by the Penderyn Distillery since 2000 in the village of Penderyn in South Wales, which has revived the tradition of whisky distilling in Wales after an absence of more than 100 years.
History of Welsh whisky
The first recorded instance of whisky produced in Wales dates back to the 4th century when a man known as Reaullt Hir of Bardsey Island, off the North Wales coast, produced a spirit known as “aqua-vitae”, or gwirod in the Welsh language. The last distillery in Wales closed in 1984, and no whisky has been distilled until 2001.
Modern Welsh whisky
The modern industry got off to a very bad start.
In the 1990s, the Brecon Brewery Limited produced Swn Y Mor (or Sound of the Sea) which claimed to be a Welsh product containing a Welsh distilled grain spirit, but the source of the spirit was a mystery because at the time there was no distillery in Wales.
The company then went through various changes. Firstly "Brecon Brewery Limited", then "Welsh Whisky Ltd." and then "Welsh