panel discussion

Replay: The Irish-American Whiskey Experience

On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Zach Johnston, Spirits Writer for UPROXX Life, is joined by Master Distiller, Brian Nation from O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co’s to discuss the Irish-American Whiskey Experience.

In this discussion, we’ll talk with grain experts about…

  • Historically, how important has America been to Irish whiskey?
  • Conversely, how important has Ireland been to American whiskey?
  • How did Irish whiskey and migration influence bar culture in the 1800/1900s and where does that still resonate today?
  • How does Irish culture still permeate into a broader American culture today via whiskey?
  • What does “Irish-American Whiskey” mean in 2022 and what does that mean for the future?

Return to this page on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 5:45pm PST/8:45pm EST to join the live conversation or watch the replay. Log into your account to participate in the live Q&A and engage directly with our expert panel during the event.

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Zach Johnston, @ztpjohnston & Spirits Editor, UPROXX Life
Before getting into a writing career online, Zach spent years working around the globe as both a chef and a high-end bartender. Highlights include living with chefs in Thailand, cutting his teeth as a pizzaiolo in a Neapolitan pizzeria in Washington, DC, popping up with Indigenous American food tasting menus in Berlin, and opening oysters from the Pacific to the streets of Europe. He's also worked in organic wine bars in Prague, tended bar on Rhodes, and refined his cocktail skills at award-winning and iconic bars in Berlin. Zach parlayed those skills into writing for UPROXX where his burger recipes get hundreds of thousands of views and his whiskey tasting notes are some of the most read in the industry. Oh, and he still knows how to make a mean cocktail.
Special Guests:
Brian Nation, Master Distiller, O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co.
Brian is an absolute legend in the world of Irish Whiskey having worked at Irish Distillers for over 20 years, the last 7 years as Master Distiller for some of the most renowned and high quality Irish whiskeys in the world including Jameson, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot range and Powers Irish Whiskey. Brian joined O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co. in 2021, creating Keeper’s Heart whiskey with a focus around bringing together the very best of Irish & American distilling traditions to create something entirely new.