Whisky distillery Penderyn has secured planning approval from Conwy Council for its second distillery at the former Old Board School in Lloyd St, Llandudno in Wales.

The company noted that the distillery will be open to the public in spring 2021.

Penderyn Distillery chief executive Stephen Davies said: “We believe the distillery will allow us to introduce unique and innovative single malt whiskies, distilled in North Wales, as well as providing an attraction that will complement the already vibrant and diverse tourism scene in North Wales, and contribute towards extending the visitor season further.”

Featuring a visitor and meeting centre, the distillery gained approval after councillors voted by 12 to one to support the plans, which received the stamp of approval from Lord Elis-Thomas, Welsh Government’s deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism.

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The building, which dates from 1882 and later became the Conwy Archives, will also have 53 parking spaces upon distillery opening.

Penderyn operations director and in charge of the Llandudno project Neil Quigley said: “We are very pleased to have passed the committee stage and are looking forward to progressing with the development of the Llandudno Lloyd St site.

“Our aim, and of course we are aware of the current situation with regard to Covid 19, is to commence operations at this boutique distillery later in the year in readiness for an official opening in Spring 2021.

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“Generating a single cask per day, we are very excited about bringing Penderyn to Llandudno, and are looking forward to our large customer base in North Wales visiting the new distillery.”

Last year, Penderyn also gained to construct a distillery in Swansea, scheduled to open in 2022.