Welsh Whisky or Chwisgi started life as far back as the 4th Century, created by a man known as Reaullt Hir of Bardsey Island.
The ingredients of the early brews, known as “Aqua Vitae” (Water of Life), was a mix of barley, yeast mould and honey, distilled off to make a basic raw spirit. Ageing the spirit was something yet to come. To mellow the spirit, herbs and honey were added.
Commercialisation of whisky first took place in Ireland then spread to Scotland. There was a small commercial distillery in Dale, Pembroke in 1705, owned by the Evans Williams family, who later emigrated to the USA and founded the Kentucky Whiskey Industry. Whisky production started in Brecon in 1974, from a small brewhouse at the Camden Arms, in 1976 Swn y’Mor came on to the home market. In 1982 the company moved to the Ffrwsgrech Estate and in July 1986 this fine whisky Prince of Wales was released and is one of the rarest whiskies in the world.
The Royal Land of Wales
The Land of Wales (Cymru) is rich in history as old as ime itself. From the Cro-Magnons 15,000BC. All had their Kings and Princes. The Welsh were born from these mighty warriors.
One of the mightiest Welsh Princes was Owain Glyndwr who ruled from 1400 to 1412 AD. His exploits paved the way for Henry Tudor of Pembroke to take the English Throne in 1485 at Bosworth. So to the Princes’ of Wales we raise our glass with this fine and very rare, 10 year Malt Whisky, which is both smooth and mellow, finely filtered through herbs to produce the King of Malts, Iechyd da Gymru!
Rugby Football was first played in Great Britain at the beginning of the 19th century. Taking its name from the famous English public school of Rugby, where the game is said to have first been played.
Rugby is now played on more that thirty countries world wide. It is without doubt the national sport of Wales, so what better combination that a rugby ball filled with the famous Prince of Wales Malt Welsh Whisky.
*Info taken from packaging