While the stunning coastline, amazing wildlife and our castles and historic sites might be the first attractions that come to mind when planning your holiday in west Wales, there's a lot more to discover here. One delightful and enriching experience that you might have overlooked is a visit to a local gin distillery. This unique activity not only tantalizes your taste buds but also offers you a deeper connection to the region's heritage, craftsmanship and love of top quality food and drink.

Savour the Flavours of west Wales

Here at In the Welsh Wind, we hold stongly to the region's rich agricultural tradition and innovative spirit. By visiting our gin distillery, you have the chance to sample handcrafted gins inspired by the area and rich stories that surround us here in west Wales. We're ideally placed to share the stories of the land where we live and work through our spirits: from the maritime and seafaring history of the coast to the farming traditions of the fields running from the distillery to the sea and inland to the wild Preseli hills, everything we produce reflects the diverse landscapes of west Wales, from its rugged coastline to its lush, green valleys.

During a distillery tour, you'll learn about the intricate process of gin making, from the selection of ingredients to the art of distillation. We will explain our methods, sharing insights into how we bring west Wales to life through our spirits.. This behind-the-scenes look is not only fascinating but also highlights the dedication and passion that goes into every bottle.

You can take this a step further and create your own unique bottle of gin during a Gin Making Experience or delve into the secrets of aroma and palate during a Gin Tasting Experience!

A Journey Through Local Heritage

Visiting a gin distillery is more than just a tasting experience; it's a journey through the history and culture of the local area. Many distilleries are housed in historic buildings, some dating back centuries, providing a glimpse into the region's past. As you walk through these spaces, you'll uncover stories of old traditions and modern revival, gaining a deeper appreciation for the area's heritage. In our case, our distillery building has its own story to tell, not just as a distillery, but as a focal point for the local community.

Distilleries often partner with local farmers and foragers, emphasising sustainable practices and supporting the local economy, and we're no different. By learning about these collaborations, you will gain insight into the close-knit community here in west Wales and the importance of preserving the natural environment. You will also discover more about our pioneering use of barley grown locally to the distillery, and malted on site for our single malt Welsh whisky.

Connect with the heart of west Wales

A distillery visit can also be a social experience, offering the opportunity to meet locals and fellow travellers. Sharing a gin tasting can lead to lively conversations with your fellwo taster and lead to new friendships, enhancing your holiday with memorable interactions. The warm hospitality you'll encounter at In the Welsh Wind during a Gin Tasting Experience is a reflection of the region's welcoming spirit.

Incorporating a visit to a local gin distillery into your West Wales holiday itinerary provides a unique blend of education, culture, and indulgence. It allows you to explore the area through a different lens, appreciating the artistry behind one of the world's most beloved spirits while connecting with the heart of West Wales. So, next time you find yourself in this beautiful part of the world, make sure to include a visit to our distillery, and raise a glass to your holiday with locally produced spirits! 

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