Built on a foundation of friendship and passion for innovation and quality.
West Cork Distillers was founded in 2003 by three lifelong friends, Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork. Ger and Denis had been deep sea trawler men, whilst John was a research and development scientist for some large blue chip food and beverage companies.
Inspired by West Cork’s proud history in artisan food and beverage production, the three friends set about establishing a distillery to produce the highest quality spirits and provide sustainable employment in this beautiful and remote part of Ireland.
Along with a master blending team with over 80 years’ experience, the team at West Cork Distillers has grown steadily since its inception to encompass the famous ‘can do’ West Cork spirit.
WCD is the most southerly distillery in 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.