Gareth Bale makes ‘significant investment’ into distillery ahead of World Cup
All drinks on Gareth! Bale makes ‘significant investment’ in distillery that has revitalized whiskey production in Wales as he hopes to lead the country on a successful World Cup run
- Welsh star Gareth Bale has made a ‘significant investment’ in Penderyn Distillery
- The Los Angeles FC player has become one of the company’s 61 shareholders
- Penderyn is also working with the Welsh FA ahead of the World Cup in Qatar
Wales captain Gareth Bale wants to give a different kind of kick with his latest business venture.
The 33-year-old, who will lead his country against the US in their opening World Cup match on Monday, has made a ‘significant investment’ in the Penderyn Distillery, which has revitalized whiskey production in Wales.
Bale will be one of 61 shareholders in the company, and the company plans to make some celebratory drinks in his name.
Gareth Bale has made a ‘significant investment’ in a company that has revitalized whiskey production in Wales as he gears up for the country’s first World Cup entry in 64 years
Penderyn is also working with the Football Association of Wales to produce the single malt ‘Yma O Hyd’, which ties in with the song adopted by fans and translates as ‘Still Here’.
Bale said: ‘Everyone knows how proud I am to be Welsh and so it’s a privilege to be able to invest in and become an ambassador for such a great Welsh brand.
Penderyn single-handedly revived whiskey production in Wales and became an international success story due to their passion for the product and commitment to quality.
The company plans to release a celebratory whiskey in the name of the Welsh star
Wales kicks off their World Cup campaign against the United States on Monday
“It gives me immense satisfaction to be able to play my part in their continued success.”
Penderyn chief executive Stephen Davies said: ‘It’s a combination of two global Welsh brands. Gareth Bale is an ambassador for Wales as a nation around the world. We are very happy to establish this cooperation.
“In the future, Penderyn will be producing special celebratory ‘Gareth Bale’ whiskies, but for now we wish Gareth, manager Robert Page and the Welsh team and staff every success at the World Cup.”