Leitrim Observer photographer Willie Donnellan was on hand to capture the excitement in Drumshanbo recently when the first whiskey to be distilled in Connacht in 104 years was launched recently.
I was honoured to be a guest at the winter solstice opening of this cask of uisce beatha in @SHEDDISTILLERY County #Leitrim, home of #Drumshanbo Irish Gunpowder Gin. It was the 1st cask opened from the 1st batch of whiskey distilled in Connacht for over 100 years. pic.twitter.com/dAAeBfn6H8— Conor McEneaney (@ConorPhotoArt) December 23, 2017
Tasting the first golden drop of whiskey is Pat Rigney and Micheal Ring at the Shed distillery in Drumshanbo pic.twitter.com/mJmTBPCayZ— Martin Kenny (@Martin_Kenny) December 22, 2017
Drumshanbo Irish Whiskey distilled 2014 & became first whiskey in Connacht in 104 years December 2017.Thank you for participating in this historic day: Minister Ring @FineGaelMayo @TonyMcLTD @Martin_Kenny @Entirl @Bordbia @leitrimcoco @ABFI_Ireland @IrishWhiskeyAsc pic.twitter.com/U4ue3babwu— Patrick J Rigney (@SHEDDISTILLERY) December 22, 2017
Great day with Minister Ring in Drumshanbo at opening of first Whiskey cask of The Shed Distillery pic.twitter.com/88gnpnjTIv— Frank Feighan Senate (@FrankFeighan) December 21, 2017
The Shed Distillery by PJ Rigney launch their Whiskey today with Minister Ring great event for Drumshanbo following the success of Gunpowder Gin pic.twitter.com/LAj1KiP7VQ— Enda Mc Gloin (@EndaGloin) December 21, 2017
Opening of the first whiskey cask from @sheddistillery shortly in in Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim. Will be tasted in specialist Irish whiskey glasses from @TuathGlass https://t.co/Lvw1gy1yI3 pic.twitter.com/IXrml3y8gW— Kevin McParland (@kevin_mcparland) December 21, 2017