A CARDIGAN distillery has sold out of its 30-litre casks.

In the Welsh Wind – which is based at Tan-y-Groes in Cardigan – has sold out of the inaugural release of 30 litre casks.

The casks were made available as a way for people to own some of the only 100 per cent Welsh single malt whisky that will be available on the market for over 100 years.

In the Welsh Wind is the only distillery in Wales to use only Welsh grown barley – the Welsh Origin Whisky product – and completes the entire process from malting the grain to bottling the matured product at its site.

Those who bought the 30 litre casks were able to choose their cask seasoning from a selection of 10, ranging from traditional seasonings like red wine and sherry to more experimental seasonings like tequila.

Tivyside Advertiser: Those who bought the casks were able to choose their own seasoning.Those who bought the casks were able to choose their own seasoning. (Image: In the Welsh Wind)

Ellen Wakelam, co-owner and director of In the Welsh Wind, said: “To have sold out of our 30 litre casks is a massive achievement for us. We are hugely grateful that so many people have seen the excitement in what we are doing and have trusted us in this way.

“We had the idea to sell casks of our new make liquid as a way to allow people to join us on our journey to a ‘Welsh Origin’ whisky. Our whisky sits firmly within the Single Malt Welsh Whisky PGI status that was announced earlier this year.

“The processes we’ve developed over the last couple of years ensure all aspects of production take place here in Wales and reduce the amount of energy we use in our own whisky production. Research with the Open University suggests that the combination of local barley and on site malting gives our whisky a flavour profile unique to south Ceredigion.”

The distillery pioneers locally grown Welsh barley and the use of ‘green’ malt, meaning it is unkilned. They will now be focusing on the release of bottles over the coming years. This means that those wishing to try In the Welsh Wind’s first single malt Welsh whisky will need to wait until late spring 2024 when the first limited edition bottle release of experimental whisky is expected to be released.

For more information on In the Welsh Wind, visit www.inthewelshwind.co.uk.