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Always Stirring, Never Still…

Friday was a Field Trip Day for staff at The Culinary Center. We like to get out and about to check out unique, new and/or interesting people, restaurants, businesses and other places in the Kansas City area.It keeps us fresh, creative and up to date.  And this field trip took us to a soon-to-open distillery north of the river in North Kansas City- Restless Spirits Distilling.

Founded by Michael and Benay Shannon, next week Restless Spirits will join the surge of new local distilleries opening in the Kansas City market.  The Shannons drew on Michael’s fifth generation Irish heritage in the community to build their company. From the Irish-American whiskey and spirits focus to the branding and design of the packaging, Restless Spirits finds its own niche in the market.

Benay, a former science teacher, is head distiller at Restless Spirits represents for awesome women everywhere as one of the few female distillers in the country.  (Girl Power!!)   Michael uses his background in branding and marketing to launch and promote the company. They’re a friendly and interesting couple with a great story. They were gracious in showing us around, and we look forward to seeing the growth and success of Restless Spirits!  Slainte!

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