The whisky industry is an important part of Welsh culture and heritage. Welsh whisky has a long history, dating back to the 14th century. The first commercial distillery was established in 1705, and today there are several distilleries across Wales. Welsh whisky is seldom exported, and most of it is consumed domestically. However, in recent years there has been an increasing interest in Welsh whisky among international enthusiasts. Welsh whisky is made from a type of barley called ‘Maris Otter’. This barley gives the whisky a unique flavour that is different from other types of whisky. Welsh whisky is also distilled in a unique way, and this gives it a different character.