We founded the O'Shaughnessy Distilling Company, and Keeper's Heart, with a belief that the spirit of family and friends, and our shared experiences together, provide us with deep connection and meaning in our lives.


At O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co., we had a vision to create a line of both Irish, and American whiskeys, that pay tribute to our Irish-American heritage.  We also wanted to create a Distillery home that serves as a vehicle to bring people together.  At our distillery, the magic of whiskey making begins with our three triple copper pots, where we make American Whiskey, in the traditional Irish triple distillation style.  As a family, we aim to create a lasting legacy for future generations of whiskey lovers.


We set about building a distillery in our family hometown of Minneapolis, which will produce world-class whiskey and serve as a source of pride for the community.  We are immensely proud of our whole team, including renowned Master Distiller Brian Nation, who brings the highest level of quality, craft and innovation to our collection of whiskeys.


We invite everyone to join us on our journey, and welcome you to our family.


The O'Shaughnessys 

Behind The Scenes

Jay Christensen visited our Minneapolis, Minnesota distillery to give you a sneak peek of what we're working on. Plan a visit in the summer of 2021! Visit our website to learn more: