Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom, 14 July 2022 – The team at Spirit of Wales Distillery is proud to announce their sponsorship with Ebbw Vale Rugby Club is coming together as The Steelmen and the makers of commemorative Steeltown Welsh Spirits, creating the perfect partnership. Two local businesses working together to commemorate the steel towns of Wales with the nation’s favourite sport.

Steeltown is a range of commemorative Welsh spirits inspired by the people, steel, and mining industries surrounding Newport, South Wales. During the time of the partnership, Ebbw Vale Rugby Club plan to produce their own Steeltown Welsh Rum, which will be stocked in the bar at their grounds in Blaenau Gwent, along with Spirit of Wales award-winning Dragon’s Breath Spiced Rum and Steeltown Vodka and Gins.

Spirit of Wales Distillery founder and CEO, Daniel Dyer commented Excited to forge our partnership with Ebbw Vale RFC ‘The Steelmen’, its an exciting opportunity to support an exciting community-led Rugby team with strong values that resonate with our company and personal valuesDyer explained, The new season should be an exciting one, and seeing the squad editions, I for one will be excited to see the younger team members flourish with their rugby careers.”



Ebbw Vale Rugby Football Club is a Welsh Rugby Union Club based in the town of Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. On the side of a mountain, in the valley, and in the air, the steel industry finds its way into the hearts and minds of the people of Ebbw Vale. With an industrial history dating back to the 1700s through the Ebbw Vale Steelworks, the pride in this industry echoes that of the pride in Welsh Rugby and where the Steelmen train today.

Gareth Howells, Commercial & Marketing Manager from Ebbw Vale Rugby Club added, Being a Welsh Premiership rugby side located in a strong mining town dating back to the 1700’s we are delighted to announce this exciting partnership with the Spirit of Wales Distillery and the Steeltown brand. We cannot wait for our supporters to taste the fantastic drinks served in the clubhouse. These will also be able to purchase as presents and gifts during the season online.”. Howells added, “The Spirit of Wales brand will be on the match day shorts and will give awareness across Wales when we play and be seen when we play Live on S4C Wales. We would like to thank Daniel Dyer for his support of the Steelmen and cannot wait to kick start this partnership.”



To find out more about the upcoming premiership which kicks off on Saturday 3rd of September 2022, visit the Ebbw Vale Rugby Club website. Spirit of Wales Distillery will be at the games to treat the man of the match to a winning tipple too during the Indigo Welsh Premiership Season. The Indigo Welsh Premiership features games shown live on S4C Wales as and when selected.


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About the Spirit of Wales Distillery

Opened in 2021, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is a no-nonsense Welsh spirits producer based in South Wales. Inspired by Welsh passion and the dramatic Welsh heritage and environment, the Spirit of Wales range includes the award-winning forged gins, sparked vodkas, and curiosity Welsh rums. Visit the Newport distillery for a guided tour and tasting experience to find the perfect pairing with Fever-Tree Mixers and Tonics and the Spirit of Wales chocolate range. Celebrate all things Welsh with The Spirit of Wales Distillery and Drink Welsh. Iechyd da!

For more press information, please contact:

Daniel Dyer, from “The Spirit of Wales Distillery”: 01633 965035 or email Claudette de Chermont at

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