Spirits are soaring high here at In the Welsh Wind Distillery as we bask in the glory of being crowned Drinks Producer of the Year 2024 at the prestigious Wales Food and Drink Awards recently. It's a moment of immense pride for us, as we stand tall among our peers, celebrating our dedication to crafting exceptional spirits that capture the essence of Wales.

The journey to this accolade has been nothing short of exhilarating. Going head-to-head with four other esteemed businesses, including Brecon Carreg and Ty Nant, we emerged victorious, a testament to the passion and hard work of our entire team. Co-owner and director, Ellen Wakelam, accepted the coveted Drinks Producer of the Year award.

Ellen's words echoed the sentiments of the entire team as she expressed, "We're absolutely thrilled to have been recognized as Drinks Producer of the Year 2024. It's a testament to the hard work of all the team, across the board, that we've achieved so much in the last couple of years." Indeed, the Food and Drink Wales Awards serve as a beacon of celebration for the thriving food and drink industry in Wales, and to be acknowledged in such esteemed company is truly humbling.

The glittering ceremony, held at Swansea's iconic Brangwyn Hall on Thursday, May 9th, was a fitting tribute to the culinary prowess of Wales. It was a night of jubilation and camaraderie, as businesses and individuals alike were lauded for their contributions to the industry. In a remarkable feat, our distillery was the only business to be mentioned twice, receiving Highly Commended in the Upskilling category, recognizing our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering growth within our organization.

Since the Distilery was founded back in 2018, we have carved a niche in the Welsh spirits landscape. This was most recently demonstrated, with our first release limited edition whisky selling out in record time. We feel that the award serves as a testament to our dedication to quality and innovation, values that continue to drive us forward as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.

As we raise our glasses to this momentous achievement, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Wales Food and Drink Awards for this incredible honor, and to all our supporters who have stood by us every step of the way. Here's to many more years of capturing the spirit of Wales, one sip at a time, with In the Welsh Wind.

Iechyd da!