Restless Spirits Distilling
Founded in 2015, Restless Spirits Distilling Company is a unique spirits company that taps into the Irish heritage of the United States. Owners, Mike and Benay Shannon’s Irish bloodline is deeply rooted in Kansas City going back to the mid-1800s when Mike’s great-great-grandfather immigrated to the United States from Ireland. The family lived in Kansas City and identified as “Rabbits”, aligning with local political boss Joseph Shannon. Through the story of the family heritage, a unique niche market of Irish-style spirits was created to pay homage to the Irish. When building the Restless Spirits brand, the Shannon’s consistently used the symbol of the rabbit on all spirit labels and marketing materials. Restless Spirits currently offers seven products: Builders Botanical Gin, Duffy’s Run Vodka, Sons of Erin Irish Whiskey, Stone Breaker Irish & American Whiskey, Sons of Erin 15-Year Single Malt Whiskey, GullyTown Single Malt Whiskey and Padraig’s Rebellion Poitin.