Deeds relating to Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, Llanfor

Scope and Content

Deeds relating to Welsh Whiskey Distillery Co. Ltd's lands at Frongoch, Llanfor, Merionethshire, 1889-1900.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1889, Edward Charles Nicholls, Esq., of London, purchased land at Frongoch, Llanfor, Merionethshire, from Richard John Lloyd Price of Rhiwlas, with the aim of establishing a distillery called the 'Welsh Whiskey Distillery Co. Ltd' Stone was quarried from the Villtercerig Quarry, Llanycil and sand was raised from the River Tryweryn. In 1900, the distillery was sold to William Owen, of White Lion Hotel, Bala, for £5,000. The distillery produced the brand "Royal Welsh Whisky". The firm was inconsistent in usage of 'Whisky' and 'Whiskey' in its records.


Arranged by date.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Deeds relating to Frongoch Whiskey Distillery, pa. Llanfor

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online. A detailed calendar is available in the Journal of the Merioneth Historical Society, 5.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers are in Bangor University, Royal Welsh Whisky collection.

Geographical Names