Distilling in Wales has a longer history than you might think. Stills found in the Celtic nation have been dated back to the 4th Century, and whisky was being being made by the Middle Ages.
Indeed, Welsh distillers have had a big impact on the world of whisk(e)y, with one Welshman establishing what is thought to be Kentucky's first commercial distillery. His name? Evan Williams!
Distilling in Wales died out in the early 20th century, as the country's temperance movement grew in power. Luckily, the dawn of the 21st century brought a recovery for Wales's whisky industry, most notably with the establishment of Penderyn distillery – which produces single malts and blends on the Brecon Beacons.
There are now a handful of new distilleries in Wales, with new bottlings hitting the shelves all the time, so watch this space!