Pat Rigney

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The Shed Distillery owner PJ Rigney and Brian Taft, head distiller at the launch of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

The maker of the popular Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has reported record revenues for 2019 but warned about the impact of the Covid crisis on the b(...)

The €3m visitor centre at the Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim will open on September 10th

The family that owns the Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim has decided to press ahead with the opening of a €3 million visitor centre in spite of there be(...)

Aoife Tynan (13) and Amelie Veale (13), from Dublin, enjoy a paddle while on staycation near Carna, Connemara. Photograph: Fran Veale

The Government’s €125 “staycation” tax voucher may help to extend the tourist season, but the failure to cut the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is a crippling(...)

The Irish beverage industry exported just over €1m worth of produce to Brazil in 2018, compared to exports of €623m to the US, where some 60 per cent of Ireland’s whiskey exports are sent, according to Bord Bia. Photograph: iStock

Figures in the spirits business were largely ambivalent on the back of a landmark trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur member count(...)

Pat Rigney: ‘When I arrived in Hong Kong the other day, I was hugely proud to see Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin on the shelves, both for ourselves and for Leitrim’

The owner of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is eyeing expansion into the Asian travel retail market as part of its next phase of growth. Pat Rigney, (...)

Pat Rigney, managing director of The Shed Distillery, pictured filling the first ever bottle of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

The maker of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has reported profits of €1.78 million for 2018. “This is a long-term business and one that is very demand(...)

Pat Rigney, managing director of The Shed Distillery, fills the first ever bottle of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin reached a major milestone this year having sold over 100,000 cases, helping boost turnover to more than €7 million. T(...)

Pat Rigney:  “Our goal is to built a very substantial international brand that will generate sustainable jobs in County Leitrim at the Shed Distillery.” Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has struck a deal with Sainsbury’s to be listed in 600 of the company’s stores in Britain. The Leitrim-based drinks ma(...)

Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder Bernard Walsh at the opening of the distillery at Royal Oak, Co Carlow. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A new €25 million whiskey distillery backed by Italian and Irish investors was officially opened in Royal Oak, Carlow on Tuesday. Walsh Whiskey Disti(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a general election canvassing stop at Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If you follow a political leader around enough on a campaign trail, you find certain words, phrases, even speeches have a habit of repeating themselve(...)

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