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New Distillery Aims to Make Prospect Park a Drinking Destination

O’Shaughnessy Distillery would complement neighboring Surly’s mega-brewery

More locally distilled booze is planned for Minneapolis

Plans are in the works to add a distillery in Prospect Park with an onsite cocktail room. The O’Shaughnessy Distillery would be located just behind Surly Brewing, and not far from the site of the planned Malcolm Yards food hall, suddenly making this mostly industrial part of town, a neighborhood to watch.

Behind the distillery are cousins Michael and Patrick O’Shaughnessy, who would rehab an existing building that was once a potato processing facility. Makes sense, then, that one of the first-distilled spirits would then be a potato-based vodka. Other products would include American and Irish gin, rum, Irish-style liqueurs, an Irish single-malt whiskey, and an bourbon.

The site comes with ample space for outdoor seating and a parking lot. (Important considering the Surly Brewery is often overflowing its own generous lot.)

A rendering of the planned distillery
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O’Shaughnessy Distillery is in the early stages and no projected opening date has been released yet.