Aber Falls to create Wales' first rye whisky
Aber Falls is distilling its first rye whisky, marking the first time that the spirit has been commercially produced in Wales.
The North Wales whisky distillery, which has only been producing new-make malt spirit since January 2018, will add the rye whisky, once mature, as a permanent addition to its whisky portfolio, available from 2020.
James Wright, managing director at Aber Falls, said: “Distilling rye whisky marks a significant milestone in the development of Aber Falls’ future whisky portfolio. Our ambition is to build a portfolio which is fit for the next five, ten, 15, 20 years and to unlock new drinking experiences for consumers.
“The addition of a rye whisky allows us to bring into the fold whisky drinkers beginning their journey of experimentation. This versatile liquid is the perfect stepping-stone to go onto explore single malts.
“Not only to de want to put Wales on the world whisky map, but we also want Aber Falls to be the home of innovative whiskies. As such, we are continually experimenting with everything from different types of grains through to our cask selection, in order to deliver new and interesting flavour profiles for whisky lovers.”
In December 2018 the distillery added a Premium Small-Batch Welsh Gin to its portfolio. The Premium variant joined others in the gin collection, including Welsh Dry Gin, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, Orange Marmalade Gin and a selection of gin liqueurs.