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In this briefing, Patrick J Rigney will discuss the remarkable journey of The Shed Distillery and the world-class Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin brand to over 30 international markets in the space of just three years.
From Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, to the US, the UK, Russia, Australia, Israel, India, South Africa and Iraq; from Disney to Cunard, Selfridges to Tesco, Ashford Castle and the George V Hotel in Paris, Patrick will share how his vision of partnership, sustainability, employment and authenticity are crucial to the creation of successful ambitious Irish brands that can compete globally with the best in the world.
Registration will take place from 17:00 with the briefing beginning at 17:15 sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.
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Managing Director, The Shed Distillery
Patrick J Rigney is the founder and owner of The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, the first distillery in Connacht in over 101 years and is the Curious Mind behind Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and the remarkable cadre of ambitious brands which compete with the best the world has to offer.
For three decades, the drinks industry pioneer has been instrumental in establishing Irish drinks brands as global leaders, including the world’s number one selling liqueur brand – Baileys - during its formative years. As Executive Director, Rigney went on to invent the (then-revolutionary) twin-bottle Sheridan’s Irish Cream Liqueur and he became known across the industry as a creative entrepreneur with an unpredictable ‘maverick’ edge.
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