Aber Falls Whisky: The First North Wales Whisky Distillery for 100 Years

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Located at the foot of the famous Aber Falls waterfall in the Snowdonia National Park village of Abergwyngregyn, Aber Falls Whisky Distillery is the first of its kind in North Wales for more than 100 years.

With its location meaning it is never shy on one of its key ingredients, the distillery offers a premium portfolio of the finest handcrafted whiskys, gins and liqueurs, using sustainably sourced ingredients and Welsh-inspired botanicals.

The firm launched in 2017 offering its first gins and liqueurs and is expecting to release its first range of whiskies in 2021.

Working with the Welsh Government, the company has made strong headway in establishing a ‘field-to-field’ philosophy and is working with many entities across Wales to establish a Geographical Indication (GI) for Welsh Whisky. This passion for Wales was noted by the Managing director for Aber Falls Distillery who commented:

“Aber Falls aims to release the spirit of North Wales through its products and herald the rural location of Abergwyngregyn that plays a major part in creating a unique taste and proposition in market – local ingredients and local people are key to producing Aber Falls’ authentic, quality spirits. From using barley from neighbouring farmers’ fields, to taking water from the stream that flows down from the Aber Falls waterfall alongside the distillery, you can’t get more rural in your production methods than that. The majority of the Aber Falls team are from the local area, and the business is passionate about operating as a dual language business, with many of its colleagues both English and Welsh speakers.”

Their hard work has resulted in many UK and International awards wins, one of which being at the Wales Start up Awards in which they took the prize in the Food & Drink Start up category.

Speaking about the award, James Wright, Managing Director at Aber Falls whisky Distillery, said:

“This award is testament to the incredible passion, tenacity, creativity and zest for life that the team at Aber Falls has. Between them they are creating an extremely bright future for the business as well as putting North Wales firmly on the whisky and gin map.”

Alongside its planned release in 2021, the firm is also expecting to open a new visitor centre in March 2020.

If you would like to find out more about the distillery, please visit their website.