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Shed Distillery To Proceed With Capacity Expansion And Visitor Centre Plans

By Dave Simpson

Owner of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Pat Rigney has chosen to proceed with plans to expand capacity and build a visitor centre at The Shed Distillery in Co. Leitrim despite concerns about the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit.

The Irish Times quotes Rigney as saying, "We are working our way around Brexit, which is a challenge for everybody in our sector and has caused a lot of uncertainty.

"But we continue to double down on the visitor experience, and we're well advanced with that. It's a big commitment by us to Drumshanbo, and we're also increasing our capacity.

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"The challenge [of Brexit] for us is to be more resourceful and to work even harder, open new markets and all that."

According to Rigney, 15%-20% of Drumshanbo sales occur in the UK market.

€2 Million Investment

The Shed Distillery's planned capacity expansion and new visitor centre is expected to cost approximately €2 million and create 25 new employment opportunities.

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