Pat Rigney

Pat Rigney

The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, Founder and Owner

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 1 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

Patrick owns Fastnet Brands, co-founded the Dalcassian Wines and Spirits Company with and more recently invested in Ovelle Pharmaceuticals, Horseware Products Ltd and The Walsh Distillery Company. 


At DMX Dublin, Pat will be speaking about..

Making it Happen – Investing in a New Brand for Success


PJ will share the story of Gunpowder Gin & The Shed Distillery.  He will take us through his journey of creating a premium gin brand with consumers, launching it around the world, and the brand activation  that has led to its success.  

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