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West Cork Distillers

Membership Status:

Membership Pending



About the company

WCD was founded in 2003 by three close friends Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy & John O'Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger & Denis had been deep sea trawler men whilst John was a research & development scientist for some large blue chip food & beverage companies.

Inspired by West Cork's proud history in artisan food & beverage production, the three life long friends set about establishing a distillery to produce the highest quality spirits & provide sustainable employment in this beautiful and remote part of Ireland. The team at West Cork Distillers has grown steadily since its inception to encompass the "CAN DO" famous West Cork spirit.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Focusing on Reducing Waste

Target set to reduce cardboard usage by 30% by 2018

Focused on Reducing their Environmental Impact

via reduction targets set for Water, Energy and Oil usage

Committed to the Local Community

Created an award for the most improved student at junior and leaving certificate level at the local secondary school in the discipline of science