Conor O’Brien

International Market Manager at Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Conor O’Brien is the International Market Manager at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, producers of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Conor grew up in the wine and spirits industry, learning firsthand about the intricacies of the business and the importance of sales through his family business of O’Brien’s Wine, Beer & Spirits –one of the largest independent liquor-store chains in Ireland.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Event Management from Dublin Business College, he spent some time working in various roles within the beverage industry and music event management industry throughout the UK and Ireland. In 2016, he returned to his roots and joined The Shed –exactly at the time when Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin was first being launched.

Conor’s passion for authenticity and the super-premium quality of the brand has allowed him to move up the chain and take on his role as International Market Manager. In this leadership role, he is responsible for establishing and growing the brand inkey international markets including the United States, Australia, South Africa, Central Europe and Russia. Conor travels regularly from Sydney to New York and Cape Town to Moscow, all with the goal of delighting consumers with extraordinary Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.