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PJ Rigney Distillery

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023



Key brands

About the company

The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney is the first Distillery in Connacht in over 101 years & the home of the iconic Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka & soon-to-be-released premier 'Grand Cru' Irish Whiskey.

All of these extraordinary super-premium original Irish brands are slow-distilled by hand in gleaming medieval copper pot stills & inspired by the Curious Journey of the Curious Mind of PJ Rigney.

His journey led him to the heart of rural Ireland, to the wild & unspoilt landscape of Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim to establish this distillery with global ambition. PJ recognized a community, who shared a passion for people & community, who recognized his commitment to the long-term benefit of Drumshanbo, Leitrim & the Northwest.

Indeed, this Drumshanbo community was determined to mitigate 100's of job losses, & reflected PJ's vision of partnership, sustainability, employment & a thriving rural community. From just 2 employees when the Distillery was founded on Winter Solstice (21stDecember) 2014, there are now 22 full-time local employees, (many previously long-term unemployed), who proudly slow-distill & hand-bottle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin for Ireland and markets across the world.

Soon employee numbers will grow to 40 with the launch of Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka, the release of the first Shed Distillery 'Premier Grand Cru' Irish Whiskey & the highly-anticipated new Visitor Experience.

The Tidy Towns committee & local suppliers are all part of the unique & supportive The Shed Community.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Responsible Sourcing

100% of grain sourced from Origin Green members/Bord Bia Quality Assurance Suppliers

Focused on Reducing Environmental Impact

Re-using waste heat within the expansion plans overall reducing carbon footprint

Support their Local Community

As the first distillery to open in their town in over 100 years, this company is committed to supporting and growing their community by recruiting locally and donating to local charities.