WCD was formed in 2003 by childhood friends, John OConnell, Ger McCarthy and Denis McCarthy at a time when it made very little economic sense to do so. The early years were far from glamorous, operating in a room at the back of Denis house in Union Hall with two small stills we bought from a schnapps producer in Switzerland. In 2014 we moved to a new distillery in Skibbereen.
AN EXPRESSION OF PLACE
We dont say it ourselves, but it has often been said about West Cork Distillers that it is a place built and run by the people, for the people. As a growing company, we are committed to providing sustainable employment to this unspoiled part of the world we call home.
West Cork itself has a proud history in artisan food and beverage production and we intend to uphold this fine reputation. We source the best of ingredients locally where possible and rely on many local service providers to deliver our product worldwide.