The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney
‘The Shed’ marks a return to traditional distillation using medieval copper stills and is the first multi-purpose distillery of its kind in Ireland.
The brainchild of Patrick J Rigney, the man behind the tremendous Boru vodka and Sheridans liqueur success stories, ‘The Shed’ distillery is full of his experiments and recipes for Herbaceous Gins, Potato Vodkas and new liqueurs, including a distinctive Blackforest Gateau liqueur called “My Three Graces”, which will be launched early next year.
Rigney is no stranger to the spirits industry. He was a co-founder of Boru vodka through the Roaring Water Bay Spirits Company. It later merged with Great Spirits to form Castle Brands, which was valued at $108 million at the time of its IPO in 2005. Rigney’s holding was valued at $3.2 million at the time.
He also previously worked for Baileys Irish Cream during the 1990s, handling the Americas and Australasia export markets, and later founded Sheridan’s liqueur, which sells more than 300,000 cases a year.
Mr Rigney is also hoping that “The Shed” will become a hub for tourism in Drumshanbo, attracting visitors to witness the skill of handcrafted distillation.
- Handcrafted Herbaceous Gins,
- Potato Vodka
- Liqueurs (including My Three Graces – Blackforest Gateau using fresh Irish cream)
- Handcrafted Whiskey