About Us


Discover a new taste experience with our award-winning whiskey that brings together the rich heritage of Irish and American whiskey-making traditions.

This new to world style brings together the smoothness and richness of Irish whiskey with the boldness and complexity of American whiskey, creating a unique drinking experience like no other. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails, and savor the perfect balance of flavors in every sip.

Expertly Crafted

A marriage made in whiskey heaven.

World renowned Master Distiller, Brian Nation, hailing from Ireland, and best known for his work with Irish distillers on iconic whiskey brands such as Jameson, Redbreast, and Midleton has collaborated with the wizard of American whiskey and founder of High West Distillery, David Perkins to bring together the best of Irish and American whiskey-making traditions.

Their combined experience, passion, and knowledge has allowed them to create a new whiskey that seamlessly fuses the best of both worlds, that whiskey lovers around the world can enjoy.


Since launching, Keeper’s Heart Whiskey has earned 130 awards and accolades across leading whiskey competitions including, World's Best Irish Whiskey at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, “Best Whiskey in a Highball,” at the World Cocktail Championships by the Beverage Testing Institute, Platinum at the Critics Challenge International Spirits Competition, Triple Gold at the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, and a 96 points and a Platinum at the Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards.

Fugit Hora

Celebrate the Moments Worth Keeping

Savor the company of loved ones with every sip of Keeper’s Heart whiskey, crafted to unlock the best of times. Founded by cousins Patrick & Michael O'Shaughnessy, the O'Shaughnessy family motto, "Fugit Hora" or "The Hour Flies," reminds us to cherish every moment spent with those closest to us. Whether it's a special occasion or a casual gathering, our whiskeys are the perfect addition to any celebration. So raise a glass and enjoy the fleeting moments - because before you know it, the hour flies.


Destined to put Minnesota on the World Whiskey Map, O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co. dedicates more than 15,000 square feet entirely to the whiskey making process, including our signature component: three wondrous copper pot stills. The remainder of the distillery consists of our Restaurant & Bar, featuring unique shared spaces for people to come together and enjoy our delicious food and signature cocktails.


Every element of our logo was carefully considered to tell a part of our story.



Represents our desire to cherish the important elements of life: loved ones, time, traditions. It is also our tip of the cap to that community whose mission is to serve: the world’s barkeepers.



Everything we do comes from the heart, with passion and honesty. We also always carefully select the heart of the distillation.



Represents the specialness of time spent together and a reminder from the family to enjoy every moment. Fugit Hora, The Hour Flies, is our family motto and reminder to slow down and enjoy every moment.



Your invitation from the family to join ours. We look forward to unlocking experiences together.



Traditionally every castle has a Keep—the innermost sanctum where the family’s most prized possessions are kept. Our Keep represents the specialness of the liquid created by Master Distiller Brian Nation.