Like many Irish-Americans, the Stapletons were eager to reconnect with family in Ireland. Over tea one afternoon in an Irish B & B, the American Stapletons found cousins who had chosen to remain in Ireland. Both families, on either side of the Atlantic, had flourished.
Recognizing that no Irish companies were making Irish whiskey, the Stapletons decided that the Irish deserved to have their own distillery and that Americans needed more choices in what Irish whiskey they could buy in the U.S. They decided to build an independently-owned Irish distillery that would produce craft products of the finest order. They realised, however,
that they needed more expertise in craft distilling, marketing, and sales to make their dream a reality, so they reached out to friends.
Two friends joined them to make the dream a reality. The first friend was an award-winning master distiller who had won numerous international gold medals and also custom designed stills. The second friend had over thirty years experience in the complicated U.S. spirits industry. That friend’s mother happened to have been born and raised in County Sligo, 30 minutes from the distillery.
This is the dream of four men who combine the best of what it means to be Irish and American.