West Cork Distillers



In 2003 an experienced food and drinks engineer had a dream to open his own distillery. Having spent years working in the food and drinks industry as a mad scientist he imagined he could turn his talents to something more tasteful. His two friends, lifelong fishermen, had hit troubled waters and lost their livelihoods in a depressed fisheries business. Circumstance had now bought them together and the 3 men decided it was time to go for a drink. The 3 friends sat at the bar and it was the beginning of a great story and a wonderful journey.

The Distillery started in Union Hall in 2003 and in April 2004 the first bottle of Kennedy’s Irish Whiskey went down the line. Since then we have gone from strength to strength establishing ourselves as leaders in technology and innovation. In 2013 we moved The Distillery to a new larger premise in Skibbereen, West Cork which has allowed us to expand to meet the growing demand for our products.

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