March 25, 2021 – If you love whiskey and have 15 grand lying around, a Minneapolis distillery has a great opportunity for you. The O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company, which officially opens to the public this summer, has launched the Keeper’s Heart Cask Society. You can join this members-only society and enjoy numerous benefits.
O’Shaughnessy Distilling may be new but its owners, cousins Patrick and Michael O’Shaughnessy, are determined to produce world-class whiskey. To accomplish this vision, Master Distiller Brian Nation, a legend in the world of whiskey distilling, has joined the company. He and his family have relocated from Ireland to Minneapolis.
Brian Nation has been responsible for making some of the most renowned and high-quality whiskies at Irish Distillers including Redbreast, Powers, Midleton Very Rare and Jameson. He joins a team of top-flight executives with outstanding spirits experience in the USA destined to build a formidable organization.
Members of the Keeper’s Heart Cask Society will receive:
Opportunity to purchase whiskey aged in a unique cask
VIP tour of the O’Shaughnessy Distillery in Minneapolis hosted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, including an official cask signing, certificate of authenticity, tasting, tour, lunch and cocktails and the presentation of your Key to the Keep
Exclusive access to the Keeper’s Heart Cask Society website with behind-the-scenes access to the distillery, updates on the casks, and early access to purchase limited releases
Personalized letters from the Master Distiller complete with tasting notes
Annual samples and the ability to work with the distillery team to optimize aging and bottling
Bottles with personalized labels
Hand forged key to celebrate your membership
“Keeper’s Heart is all about family. The whiskey is a tribute to our Irish American heritage, and we see the distillery as a home away from home to bring people together. The Keeper’s Heart Cask Society creates an opportunity to be among the first to join our family. Members will share something unique and enjoy special experiences. The opportunity to experience the aging of a cask is something truly special. We are very proud of what we’re building, including a community that we are pleased to welcome on this journey with us” shared Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Co-Founder of O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company.
Mr. Nation joined the O’Shaughnessy Distilling family to embark on a new journey – and challenge – to marry the best of Irish and American whiskey-making traditions. Blending these two remarkable styles will result in a whiskey made from 100% American grains distilled in the quintessential method that Irish whiskey has traditionally been produced. Using a mash bill of malted and un-malted barley, this triple-distilled whiskey will be matured in virgin American oak casks, resulting in the creation of the finest triple distilled American pot still whiskey.
“I have gained years of distilling experience since I started my career but joining the O’Shaughnessy family to build this unique whiskey is the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime for me and my family,” said Brian Nation. “I’m proud of what we’re building here. The casks that will be featured to the Keeper’s Heart Cask Society will contain completely unique liquids that will evolve and develop at the distillery over the next several years.”