Spirit of innovation

Joe McNamee uncovers the story behind Origin Spirits and Patrick Shelley, its creator

Patrick Shelley, founder of Origin Spirits: ‘I’m the first to admit we were probably about two or three years ahead of the curve when we first launched’

Patrick Shelley is living proof that nice guys don’t always finish last in business, for he is one of the nicest, most decent and refined souls you might encounter in the world of Irish food and beverages, and that opinion is widely held.

Furthermore, his innate modesty means he will squirm with embarrassment at that previous sentence for he and the limelight rarely meet and that is entirely of his own design.

Shelley is also ...