Two More Golds from the highly prestigious IWSC Awards – 7th August 2018

Penderyn People, Products, Whisky Business

The golds keep coming for Penderyn. After the six recent Gold awards from the 2018 World Whisky Masters we are delighted to report that we have won 2 Golds at the highly prestigious International Wines & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Firstly, our Gold range Peated 46 won Gold (Outstanding) award in the Worldwide Whiskies category. This is a great achievement and the whisky scored 93/100. Secondly, our Rich Oak Single Cask, bottled at 59.8% won the Worldwide Cask Strength award.

Penderyn’s Chief Executive, Stephen Davies, said, ‘This is a great result. The IWSC is a very prestigious competition. These gold awards are a sign that all the hard work done by everyone in this company – be they packers, still-men, managers, admin, Visitor Centre and warehouse staff – is paying off. We have a great team and they will all be very proud.’ Stephen went on to say, ‘In the early days of Penderyn I went to an IWSC dinner in London and ended up sitting alongside the late great jazz singer and TV star, George Melly. He was a big Penderyn fan and also had a house nearby the distillery.’

In 2006 Melly (pictured below) said to Wales Online, ‘I would not go on stage at Brecon Jazz before I had a glass of Penderyn! I have been down to the distillery and I got to meet all of the people who so lovingly distil Penderyn. When I first tasted it, I thought it was absolutely delicious.’ So if George is looking down on us we’ll raise a glass of IWSC-winning whisky in his honour.

These awards come shortly after winning 6 Golds at the Whisky Masters 2018 and a further gold at the The Asia Masters 2018. It’s an indication of how much the distillery is becoming established as a force to be reckoned with amongst the public and the whisky connoisseurs alike.