Penderyn whisky is in the spotlight for a special masterclass

Indulge in a 2-hour long nosing and tasting experience featuring Penderyn spirits at Wally’s Delicatessen this November

Wally's Deli spirit range featuring Penderyn whisky
Penderyn’s full range is on offer at Wally’s Delicatessen – can you spot their Gold collection?

Curious minds and beverage aficionados will get to discover the intricacies of whisky this 13 November as Wally’s Delicatessen holds a special masterclass from 3-6pm.  

Penderyn whiskies will be the star of this session, during which people will get to taste at least six variants and learn about the art of whisky at Wally’s Royal Arcade shop

Stewart Meyer, manager at Wally’s Delicatessen, said, “With this masterclass, people will get an in-depth view of the process of whisky making.”  

Penderyn whiskies take their uniqueness in the casks they are aged in – sherry casks. “Welsh whisky cannot be aged 8, 10 years like Scottish whisky can be,” said Stewart, “so they focused on having a fantastic flavour.”  

If the thought of drinking Welsh whisky might have surprised not so long ago, taking part in the growth of the national market is now a question of Welsh pride. Stewart added, “It’s also always good to support local businesses.” 

Even if newcomers like Dà Mhìle Distillery are starting to pop in the market, Stewart commented, “Penderyn flies high.” As Wally’s Delicatessen offers their full range, which cannot be found everywhere, the shop’s higher sells are without a doubt Penderyn whiskies. Stewart added, “Their new ‘Rich Oak’ is a favourite.” 

The success of Welsh whisky is however not limited to Wales as it is gaining global recognition. Indeed, on 22 October, Penderyn’s Madeira Single Cask Edition was named ‘European Whisky of the Year’ by whisky expert Jim Murray.  

Stephen Davies, CEO of Penderyn, talked to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) about the market’s growth last June. “Demand for our products is increasing year on year,” he said, “Penderyn’s sales went up by 17% in 2018, and we now export to around 40 different countries.”  

Stewart concluded, “Everybody loves Penderyn… but especially the Welsh!”