A new family of spirits
The same tired tastes have haunted you for long enough. It’s time to cast expectations aside and discover a sip of fine, new spirits that are proud to call Kansas City home.
• KANSAS CITY | MO •
Inspired by the isles
perfected on the plains
FROM THE QUIET LAND OF ERIN TO THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA, OUR FOREFATHERS BROUGHT WANDERING HEARTS, HARDWORKING SOULS AND A MIGHTY THIRST FOR ALL THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER. MANY YEARS LATER, THE SHANNON FAMILY IS DISTILLING THAT UNIQUE IRISH-AMERICAN SPIRIT INTO FINELY CRAFTED PRODUCTS MADE TO PLEASE THE PALATE AND EASE THE SOUL.
Michael Joseph Shannon flees from Ireland during the Great Irish Famine and lands on the shores of America.
The Shannon family moves to Kansas City to work on the Intercontinental Railroad.
Representing the 9th ward, Shannonville, they get involved in local politics. They’re known as the “Rabbits.” Their rivals are the “Goats.”
Nellie and Oliver Shannon become the family’s first business owners, founding the Shannon Storage and Moving Company.
Clarence Shannon Sr. uses the family knack for innovation to develop the oxygen tanks used on several Apollo spacecraft.
Following the adventurous spirits of their ancestors, Benay and Michael Shannon establish Restless Spirits Distilling Co.