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“We are delighted to welcome Hensol Castle Distillery to Discover Delicious. Offering a range of truly unique gin experiences in the most beautiful of settings, we’re extremely excited to be working with the innovative and passionate team behind South Wales’ first full scale gin distillery, visitor attraction and gin school. We hope you love their gins and experiences as much as we do (we’re pretty sure you will!)”

Hensol Castle Distillery is South Wales’ only full scale gin distillery and bottling plant that also offers visitor experiences and a gin school. Located in the cellars of the historic, Grade 1 listed Hensol Castle, discover an experience like no other at a site that’s steeped in heritage and fascinating history. Visitors to the gin distillery will enjoy a truly unique experience, learning all about the history of the Castle,  the origins of gin, the wonderful world of botanicals and the distillery itself, whereas gin school visitors will also have the opportunity to distill their very own gin to take home with them.

In addition to tours and gin making experiences, Hensol Castle Distillery also produces its own range of spirits inspired by the history of the site. Their range of spirits, which includes gins, vodka and much more, truly reflect the brand’s values in that they are created with fun, passion and integrity – an integral part of what the distillery is all about.

The fascinating balance of old and new, Hensol’s vast history and heritage combined with a state of the art gin distillery provides a truly distinctive visitor experience and one that’s not to be missed.


Our Story

Founded in 2018 Hensol Castle Distillery is a family run business with true family values at its core. After many years of working within the global drinks industry, Hensol Castle Distillery founder, Andy Mallows decided to pursue his dream of opening an independent distillery in South Wales alongside his son, Rhys. With the unwavering support of Chairman Stephen Leeke, owner of the Vale Resort and Hensol Castle, the dream soon turned into reality and today, the vast cellar space of Hensol Castle is now a state of the art gin distillery, bottling plant, bonded warehouse, visitor center and gin school!

A great idea combined with a love and passion for gin (and other spirits!), a unique setting and a passionate and dedicated team- we believe we’ve struck gold and we can’t wait to welcome you to Hensol Castle Distillery.