(In the pic, from left to right: Neil (Director), Dafydd (Manager), Angharad, Donna, Rich, Stephen (CEO), Laura Davies (General Manager) and Caroline. Front right is Emyr. Looked like a fun night!)
The whisky may not be ready for 3 more years, but tourists are flocking to Penderyn’s new £5 million distillery in the north of Wales.
Penderyn’s Lloyd Street Distillery in Llandudno has just clinched the ‘Go North Wales Tourism’ award, which is essentially tourism’s ‘Oscars’. Penderyn received its accolade at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards at Venue Cymru in Llandudno sponsored by leading Harlech Foodservice and hosted by journalist Sian Lloyd who hails from Wrexham.
The occasion was also a 30th anniversary celebration for organiser North Wales Tourism which was founded in 1990 and now represents more than 1,500 members across the region.
The Llandudno distillery is housed in the Grade II listed Old Board School in the town’s Lloyd Street and only opened in May. Tours and Masterclasses can be booked here.
Distillery Manager, Dafydd Pesic-Smith, said: “It is going very well and it’s great to be in such a brilliant town.”
“We’re a well-known and trusted brand and people are out and about now and they’re enjoying visiting us and seeing what we do.”
Penderyn Distillery, Lloyd St, Llandudno
Go Activity of the Year sponsored by Design 2 Print
Go Best B&B/Inn of the Year sponsored by Colliers Hotels
Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House – Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
Go Self Catering of the Year sponsored by Pario Leisure Group
Lyons Pendyffryn Hall, Penmaenmawr, Conwy.
Go Caravan, Camping or Glamping of the Year sponsored by Harlech Food Service
Graig Wen Arthog, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Go Holiday Park of the year sponsored by Thornley Leisure Parks
Marine Holiday Park, Rhyl.
Go Pet Friendly Award sponsored by Pero Foods Ltd
Y Shed, Meliden, Prestatyn
Go Responsible and Sustainable Green Award sponsored by Adventure Parc Snowdonia
GreenWood Family Park, Y Felinheli
Go Business Events and Incentive Travel Award sponsored by Heart North Wales
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Go Attraction of the Year sponsored by Development Bank of Wales
Mynydd Sleddog Adventures, Bwlch Hafod Einion near Llyn Brenig and Alwen Reservoir,
Go Taste of North Wales Award sponsored by Bwydlyn Butchery
Three Eagles Bar & Grill, Llangollen
Go Resilience and Innovation Award sponsored by North Wales Live
St David’s Hospice, Llandudno
Go Tourism & Hospitality Hero sponsored by Aber Falls Distillery
Glenn Evans, from Ruthin – Royal Oak Hotel, Betws y Coed
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award sponsored by Grwp Llandrillo Menai
Michael Bewick – JW Greaves Lts, Managing Director, Llechwedd, Bl Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Go Hotel of the Year sponsored by Castell Howell Foods Ltd
Plas Dinas Country House
Go 30 years of the Tourism Industry sponsored by Tir Prince Leisure Grou
The Daily Post covered the event here.