Penderyn to open £5m distillery in North Wales

Welsh whisky producer Penderyn will open a new £5 million (US $7 million) distillery in Llandudno, North Wales, on 17 May. The new facility is housed in the former Old Board School, built in 1882; the building has also been home to the Conwy Council archives. Penderyn gained planning approval for the site in May 2020, and received a £1.4m (US $2m) grant from the Welsh government to help fund the work, allowing for renovations…

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Geothermal-powered rum distillery gets green light

Entrepreneur Matthew Clifford has received planning approval to build a new carbon-neutral rum distillery in Cornwall, UK, which will be powered by geothermal energy. Former offshore helicopter pilot Clifford is the founder of the Cornish Geothermal Distillery Company (CGDC). In November 2020, he submitted plans to the Cornwall Council for a new 100% sustainable rum cask maturation facility, visitor centre, cooperage and geothermal energy centre. The site is thought to be the UK’s first geothermal-powered…

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English Spirit to open Cornwall distillery

UK-based producer English Spirit will open its new ‘state-of-the-art’ distillery and visitor centre in Cornwall this summer. In May 2019, English Spirit received planning approval to build a visitor centre on its site at Treguddick Manor, Launceston. The site, which will include a restaurant and bar, was due to open last year. Over the past three years, the English Spirit team has worked on converting a derelict agricultural building into an architecturally designed space to…

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Kinsale Spirit sells whiskey cask as digital asset

Irish producer Kinsale Spirit Company will offer the first whiskey cask to be auctioned as a non-fungible token. A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital maker that uniquely defines an asset available for purchase. The technology has been previously used for the sale of digital artwork and other online artefacts. The token provides the buyer with proof of ownership of an asset, in this case a cask of Irish whiskey. The technology is powered by…

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Glasgow Whisky to build Scotch distillery

Scotland’s Glasgow Whisky is planning to build its first Scotch distillery after acquiring the Tromie Mills Distillery in Speyside. Glasgow Whisky purchased Tromie Mills Distillery, owner of a site in Drumguish, Kingussie, for an undisclosed sum. The site, located in Cairngorms National Park, is described as one of Scotland’s most picturesque distillery sites. Scotch producer and current tenant Speyside Distillers will continue to operate the facility until its lease expires in spring 2025, when Glasgow…

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