Shed Distillery developers praised for Leitrim whiskey project

The Minister for Community Affairs Michael Ring has praised the developers of Connacht’s first whiskey brand for over 100 years at its official launch this afternoon in Leitrim.

PJ Rigney has launched his brand of whiskey, developed at the Shed in Drumshanbo, which he hopes will come to market sometime in 2019.

Rigney has previously enjoyed global success with Gunpowder brand of gin, and 18 people are employed in the Shed in Drumshanbo.

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Minister Michael Ring said the whole distillery is a fantastic Leitrim success which the whole county should be proud of: