Weston-imported Five Farm makes deal with Kansas City Irish Fest

Five Farms announced on Thursday, July 12 they have partnered with two of the largest Irish festivals in the world — in Kansas City and Milwaukee.

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Five Farms is imported by Holladay Distillery in Weston, Mo., the oldest business in the Kansas City metro area. The brand of Irish crème liquer launched in December.

“We’re always excited to introduce new products to our guests, especially when they have a connection to Ireland and Kansas City. It’s absolutely a winning combination for our festival,” said Keli O’Neill Wenzel, executive director, Kansas City Irish Fest. “This celebration of Celtic pride brings the soul of Ireland to the heart of the Midwest with the best blend of Irish music, education, and ‘great craic.’”

Nancy Wormington, the executive director of the Kansas City Irish Center noted Five Farms has been very popular with visitors there.

“Supporting family-owned farms in Ireland, as well as a Kansas City business is also right in line with our mission,” Wormington said.

The Kansas City Irish Fest is held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Countdown Clock

Holladay Distillery launched the Holladay Bourbon Countdown Clock on its website, counting down the days until its first release of the bourbon.

The distillery underwent a $10 million renovation of its original stillhouse in 2015 and started distilling bourbon on site for the first time in more than 30 years. Kyle Merklein, a master distiller, was hired to oversee the bourbon operation. He has a master’s of science in biological engineering.

The release is still more than 900 days away.