New Year, New Style

New Year is an interesting holiday that celebrates both the end of a year and the beginning of the next—it’s almost a double feature. Few other holidays skirt the line between festive celebration and somber reflection, but New Year lives firmly in that space. So whether you’re bidding farewell to the previous year, or focusing on the year head, it’s an occasion admirably suited to whiskey—the spirit that fits any mood.

And that’s the heart of what makes New Year so magical—you never know what your celebration has in store. Are you hosting with a large, festive punch or a signature cocktail for your evening? Or are you just enjoying a bottle with your closest friends on New Year’s Day? Only Keeper’s Heart is bold enough to stand out, but versatile enough to enhance whatever you’ve got planned.

Of course you’ll want to start the year off with something special, and Keeper’s Heart is delicious, unexpected and comes highly recommended as the most awarded new whiskey of 2022. With a collection of whiskeys that blend Irish grain and pot still whiskeys with American bourbon and rye, “delicious” and “unexpected” are at the heart of everything we do. You’ll forget a lifetime of champagne toasts, but you’ll always remember the year you toasted in the New Year with Keeper’s Heart.

Looking Back

Keeper’s Heart began as a shared vision between cousins Patrick and Michael O’Shaughnessy. The two wanted to create a new style of whiskey that celebrated their Irish American heritage by blending American and Irish whiskeys together. Balanced but versatile, Keeper’s Heart is perfect neat, on the rocks or mixed into your favorite cocktail, and it’s a perfect way to ring in the new year with character and exceptional taste.

Raise a Glass

In 2021, Keeper’s Heart launched its inaugural Irish + American release—a blend of Irish grain and pot still whiskeys with American rye. With tempting notes of candied ginger, vanilla, lemon zest, spice and sweet biscuits, it is now the most awarded new whiskey of 2022. For serious whiskey fans, Irish + American is also available at 110 proof—perfect for New Year’s Eve. We released our second expression, Irish + Bourbon in 2022, blending our Irish whiskeys with exceptional American bourbon for a rich, accessible whiskey perfect for fans of America’s native spirit. With notes of butterscotch sweetness mingling with the bourbon barrels’ freshly charred oak, this blend is already winning its own share of accolades. Enjoyed neat, mixed in a Manhattan or poured into a New Year’s Eve punch, this whiskey has the range to delight a variety of palates.

To the Year Ahead

So whether you’re going big for New Year’s Eve, or just taking a quiet moment to reflect on the coming year with a handful of family and friends on New Year’s Day, we hope you’ll treat yourself to a pour or two of one of our fine whiskeys. In either instance, Keeper’s Heart is an exceptional way to start of finish the year, and we wish you all the best fortune in 2023. Cheers, Sláinte, and happy New Year from Keeper’s Heart!