West Cork Distillers was founded in 2003 by childhood friends John O’Connell, and cousins Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy. A food Scientist and two deep sea fishermen, respectively, the three men shared a passion for preserving the fine craft of traditional Irish Whiskey.

West Cork Distillers is dedicated to producing the highest quality Irish Whiskey using classical techniques and local products.

With a careful eye for detail, West Cork is the only Irish distillery to exclusively malt its own barley, source only fresh, local spring water from the Ilen River, and uses pot stills for all of their distillations.