In 2016, Halewood Wines & Spirits acquired a significant stake in Irish whiskey producer West Cork Distillers as it expands its footprint in the category.
West Cork Distillers reflects the company’s attitude to develop new products and increase distribution both in the UK and internationally. It was founded in 2003 by three close friends Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy & John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger & Denis had been deep sea trawler men whilst John was a research & development scientist for some large blue chip food & beverage companies.
Inspired by West 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.
The team at West Cork Distillers has grown steadily since its inception to encompass the “CAN DO” famous West Cork spirit.