The only whisky distillery in North Wales, and one of only four in Wales in total, is beginning production on its own whisky.
State-of-the-art distilling equipment arrived at the 6,000 sq ft Aber Falls Whisky Distillery site in Abergwyngregyn this week.
Aber Falls is the first major North Wales whiskey distillery since Frongoch near Bala, which was liquidated in 1900.
But it will be late 2020 before drinkers will be able to experience the taste of a North Welsh whiskey as it will take time to age.
Though the whisky will take a few years to age, other spirits will be available sooner including gins and Welsh liquers.
James Wright, managing director of Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, said: “Aber Falls is proud to be Welsh, and we want to be a keystone in promoting Wales.
“We’re working closely with local producers to create sustainable products of a high quality, which will herald the area and its natural beauty, both locally and much further afield.
“We’re looking forward to the local community tasting our liqueurs and spirits later in the year, they’ll have to wait a while for the whisky to age though.”
The first products to be made available will be two flavoured gins – Rhubarb & Ginger and Orange Marmalade.
A premium range of liqueurs will also be produced which includes Salted Toffee, Coffee & Dark Chocolate, and Violet.
The Aber Falls Whisky Distillery will also include a visitor centre, scheduled to open in early 2018, which will offer tastings, tours and master classes.
James added: “We’re recruiting a local workforce and we’re hopeful the distillery will further boost tourism in the area.”
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