October 15, 2020

First Edition of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Marks Palm Bay International’s Reentry into Irish Whiskey Category

(October 2020) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is pleased to announce a reentry into the Irish Whiskey category with the addition of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey - the first edition of The Shed Distillery’s flagship, small batch Irish whiskey.


Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is the first Irish whiskey to emerge from the western province of Connacht in over 105 years. Every precious drop is triple distilled by hand at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney from a blend of malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley and Irish barra oats, it adheres to the strict principles of the Single Pot Still Irish whiskey making tradition. This exceptionally rare whiskey was aged five years in first use ex- Kentucky Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks and was bottled at 43% abv, resulting in a full-bodied whiskey that is remarkably smooth, creamy and spicy.


Patrick J. Rigney, Managing Director & Founder of The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, commented, “We are thrilled to restore Irish oats to the distillation of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, resulting in this rare Irish Whiskey of extraordinary depth, creaminess & elegance.”


“Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whisky is a well-balanced whiskey that dances effortlessly between sweet & spice, possessing a full, rounded mouthfeel that lingers on the finish,” added Head Distiller Brian Taft.


Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey joins the highly acclaimed Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin as the second offering available in The Shed Distillery’s US portfolio. It is currently rolling out nationwide with an SRP of $64.99/750ml, which comes packaged in a premium gift carton.


About The Shed Distillery:

It takes an inquisitive, questing spirit to produce the most remarkable results. Through the years, PJ Rigney has taken many journeys from the familiar into terra incognita. In time, those travels brought him to the wild and unspoiled landscape of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, where, in 2014, he created The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney. Here, in the heart of rural Ireland, the curious mind of PJ Rigney is combined with the skill of the distiller, to create smooth flowing whiskey of exceptional quality. His obsession with excellence, tradition, and innovation has given birth to a truly remarkable Single Pot Still. For more visit:


About Palm Bay International:

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits from key appellations/origins around the globe, as well as a growing roster of domestic wines. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive diversity of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit:

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