Origin Spirits was founded in 2013 by Patrick Shelley, a longtime veteran of the fine spirits industry. In his drive to create a more enjoyable vodka, he returned home to his native Ireland and produced one himself.
Located in West Cork, Origin Spirits produces two unique spirits, both from locally-grown barley. The south coast of Ireland is perfect for growing crops like barley with its temperate, soft climate and the Atlantic seawater. What fresh Atlantic rainfall that doesn’t water the barley filters underground, where it spends hundreds of years being purified by the porous rock.
While Ireland is better-known for its whiskeys, this new, young distillery proves that there is more to discover from the Emerald Isle.