Sit down with us in this episode as we chat to PJ RIgney, the founder of The Shed Distillery, which was the first distillery in Connaught in over 101 years. In this episode we discuss The Shed’s Inaugural Drumshanbo Single Pot Still release, the first whiskey distilled and released from the distillery in county Leitrim.
While the exact percentages of the grain in the mashbill are a tightly held company secret, PJ was able to disclose that this Single Pot Still Whiskey has a mashbill containing malted barley, unmalted barley, as well as 5% oats, which keeps it in line with the current Irish Whiskey Technical file.
This spirit was matured simultaneously for between 3 and 5 years in ex-bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry hogsheads. The final product contains no caramel colouring and it was not chill filtered, which gives you the opportunity to experience this inaugural release without adulteration.
The initial release will see 12,000 bottles released solely for the Irish market with 5,000 of these bottles going on sale before Christmas 2019.
Listen in as PJ tells us how this fantastic Single Pot Still came to be and how he decided to start the first whiskey distillery in Connaught in over 101 years.
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