Pat Rigney – The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney

  • Patrick J. Rigney is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track record in the food & drinks sector and more recently in pharmaceuticals, tourism and equestrian.

    He has been at the forefront of the branded drinks sector for over thirty years, working with Gilbey’s, C&C and holding pioneering roles in Baileys covering the important Americas and Australasia territories during its formative years in the ‘90’s.   As Executive Director of Baileys, Pat created the Sheridan’s liqueur brand that sells more than 300,000 cases annually.

    Pat has invented over 20 international drinks brands including Boru Vodka/Castle Brands which developed a range of successful spirits brands before successfully exiting in 2005 through an IPO on the AMEX (NY, USA) with a valuation of + $100m.

    He owns Fastnet Brands, co-founded the Dalcassian Wine & Spirits company with John Dillon (ex Diageo/Gilbeys), and more recently invested in Ovelle Pharmaceuticals, Horseware Products Ltd and the Walsh Distillery Company.

    Pat sits on the advisory boards of the “Prince of Baden”, the largest landowner in Germany and Hardenberg Wilthen AG., supporting their international business interests in the USA, and Europe.

    In December 2014, Pat opened The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Connacht’s first distillery in 101 years.