A WHISKY distilled at Llandysul is making its mark on the international stage.

Da Mhile’s recently released organic single malt Tarian has received a rave review from a prominent whisky writer in the prestigious Forbes Life magazine.

In his latest review, writer Felipe Schrieberg tasted six whiskies – with all the other five from some of Scotland’s leading distilleries – and it was the Welsh tot that came out on top as he scored it 8.5/10, classifying it as ‘extremely good’.

In his review, he said: “A Welsh distillery that is often overlooked, Da Mhile has released its first single malt, an organic-certified whisky named after the shield of one of its first patrons, Chris Phillips. The whisky is sourced from a single oloroso sherry cask.

“The nose is herbal, medicinal and spicy insanity. Cinnamon predominates but then gives way to mint and Vic’s Vaporub. Liquorice and cumin also coming through. It’s a huge nose.

“The dual herbal and sweet layers run together side by side. On one hand is the cinnamon, heated butter, brown sugar, and milk chocolate. On the other is the basil, rosemary, mint, liquorice, and cherry Tylenol. They complement each other nicely.

“Overall, not for everyone. This is a really weird whisky but totally unique.”

John Savage-Onstwedder, founder of Da Mhile distillery at Glynhynod Farm, said: “As this was our first edition single malt we are obviously very happy with such a high score.

“After the success of our organic Welsh gins and single grain Welsh whisky over the past five years, the bottling of our first organic single malt Welsh whisky is a milestone in the distillery’s development.

“Long term we aim to become a single estate whisky distillery which means that the organic barley we use to distil the whisky will be grown locally.

“Then the barley will be traditionally floor-malted on the farm, we will make the mash, distil the whisky, mature, bottle and label everything in-house on the farm.

“I have always maintained that one cannot survive down a bumpy lane in rural Ceredigion by producing mediocrity.”