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In the Welsh Wind crowned Wales Drinks Producer of the Year 2024

In the Welsh Wind co-owner and director Ellen Wakelam (centre) with sponsor David Barwell, ASDA’s senior director retail operations (Wales) and awards host Sian Lloyd.

GLASSES were raised to toast the success of a Ceredigion distillery at the coveted Wales Food and Drink Awards.

In the Welsh Wind, based just outside Cardigan on the Mid Wales coast, was crowned Drinks Producer of the Year 2024 at awards ceremony held at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.

The only distillery shortlisted in the prestigious category, In the Welsh Wind beat four other established businesses including Brecon Carreg and Ty Nant. 

The distillery was also highly commended in Upskilling Award category and congratulated for its commitment to the training and development of staff.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised as Drinks Producer of the Year 2024,” said co-owner and director Ellen Wakelam. “It’s a testament to the hard work of all the team, across the board, that we’ve achieved so much in the last couple of years.

“The Food and Drink Wales Awards are a real celebration of the fantastic food and drink industry here in Wales and to be recognised in this way is incredible amongst such a distinguished cohort of businesses.”

A celebration of the Welsh food and drink industry, the awards recognise businesses and individuals in a wide range of categories.

Since Ellen founded In the Welsh Wind with her partner Alex Jungmayr in 2018, the business has grown and has just sold out of its first release of limited edition whisky.

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