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Hensol Castle Distillery opened its visitor experience in September 2021, following a multi-million pound investment. 

As part of the tour & tasting, visitors can see the distillery in operation, learn about the history of gin and Hensol Castle, enjoy a gin tasting and a gin and tonic at the end of the tour.  In the Gin School, visitors can distil and label their very own 70cl bottle of gin using ingredients of their choice.

Since it launched, Hensol Castle Distillery’s visitor experience has welcomed just under 10k  visitors through the door from as far afield as Canada, USA and Germany, who have tasted more than 25k glasses of gin and distilled more than 2.5 million bottles.

Not only that, but within the space of just under a year we have been awarded a 2022 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award, putting us within the top 10% of tourist attractions worldwide.

Stephanie Metson, Marketing Manager at Hensol Castle Distillery, said: “We’ve only been open for a year so to be awarded this top honour by TripAdvisor is extremely rewarding.

 “Our talented team work tirelessly to offer a great experience to visitors and this recognition is a real testament to their dedication, passion and enthusiasm.

 “We’re always working hard to make the experience for guests the very best it can be, and we look forward to seeing what the next 12 months hold.”

Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer at TripAdvisor, said: “Congratulations to the 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Winners.
“The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognise the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most. Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year, as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps taken to meet travellers’ new demands.” 

Hensol Castle Distillery’s range is now available throughout restaurants, pubs and bars in South Wales, including the Hardwick, Pasture and the Potted Pig restaurants, and it has struck sponsorship deals with Cardiff City Football Club and Glamorgan Cricket to become the official gin supplier of both clubs.

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