West Cork Distillers

Founded in 2003 by childhood friends Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy & John O’Connell, and inspired by the rich heritage of their surroundings in artisanal produce West Cork Distillery was established. Prior to setting up the distillery, Ger and Denis had worked as deep sea trawlermen, while John was a research and development scientist for large food & beverage companies.

Situated on the Atlantic archipelago makes this the most southerly distillery in Ireland, and the micro-climate afforded to this area provides the perfect conditions for whiskey fermentation. The majority of the equipment used for mashing, fermentation and distilling was made by hand on-site by the team at West Cork distillery, and only Irish grown grains are used in the production of their products, with some of their own barley malted too.