Halewood acquires significant stake in West Cork Distillers

PUBLISHED: 27th July 2016

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We were delighted to advise Halewood Wine & Spirits, the UK’s leading independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, on its acquisition of a significant stake in West Cork Distillers.

West Cork Distillers is one of only two independently owned and operated distilleries in Ireland. Its products include the Drombeg, Lough Hyne, West Cork, Two Trees and Kennedy brands which are exported into 50 markets worldwide. Halewood already distributes West Cork’s products in eight markets

Stewart Hainsworth, chief executive of Halewood Wines & Spirits, commented: ““Halewood continues to grow its spirits portfolio with craft products that offer the trade and consumers a point-of-difference from the mainstream brands. West Cork Distillers reflects our entrepreneurial attitude to develop new products and increase distribution both in the UK and internationally.”

The team at LK Shields was led by corporate partner Seanna Mulrean and corporate associate David Brangam.

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