Thursday, June 11, 2020


The O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company, has announced the appointment of Brian Nation as its Master Distiller.

Brian Nation joins the company following his departure from Irish Distillers, where since 2013 he held the role of Master Distiller at the Midleton Distillery, the home of Jameson, Redbreast and Midleton Very Rare.

O'Shaughnessy Distilling Company Master Distiller: Brian Nation

The O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company, which is currently building a distillery in Minneapolis, has said that it’s honouring its family legacy as Irish-American immigrants, and marking its operational beginnings by hiring the former Midleton Distillery Master Distiller.

With an eye on the past and a vision for the future, the company is bringing Brian Nation’s experience and vision to the new family-run company, in a bid to create world-class whiskeys that will bring the O’Shaughnessy spirit to the U.S. and around the world.

Commenting on the news, Brian Nation, said: “I have gained years of distilling experience with some of the best names in the industry and am very grateful for that; but joining the O’Shaughnessy family to build this new brand is the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime for me and my family. I look forward to melding my Irish lineage with a new American experience and crafting a unique collection of whiskeys that people can share and experience together.”

The O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company Distillery, is due to open in summer 2021. 

Posted by Steve Rush