West Cork distillery resides on Skibbereen, West Cork. Started in 2003 as a pet project of John O’ Connell, Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy in Union Hall, West Cork.
Cork’s proud history in artisan food & beverage production, the three lifelong friends set about establishing a distillery to produce the highest quality spirits & provide sustainable employment in this beautiful and remote part of Ireland.
West Cork distillery is the most southerly located distillery on the Atlantic Archipelago which provides a unique meso-thermal microclimate for which West Cork is famous and which is ideal for the maturation of Irish whiskey.
The distillery at West Cork is very unique in that most of the mashing, fermentation & distilling equipment was handcrafted on site by the team at WCD. No other distillery work force can be so knowledgeable and intimately married to its equipment.