Kieran Folliard, founder of 2 Gingers Whiskey, took the Think & Link stage in October 2016.
About the speaker
Kieran grew up in a small town in the west of Ireland, in Ballyhaunis. Having established 4 still-thriving unique Irish pubs with modern, balanced and creative menu items, Kieran cultivated his interest in mixing classics with forward thinking, high quality and beauty. The pubs reflect Kieran's passion and aspire to ‘leave people with an experience that they cannot wait to come back to.' The pubs - Kieran’s, The Local, The Liffey, and Cooper - offer that still today. However, Kieran had to take a break to pursue his latest adventure, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. 2 Gingers has grown tremendously over the last 3 years and has reached all 50 states.
In his "spare" time, Kieran founded the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis, a specialty food production business focused on helping passionate craft food producers to make, sell and distribute their brands locally as well as nationwide. Residents include Red Table Meat Co, The Lone Crazer Creamery, and Bakers' Field Flour. Kieran enjoys the community and creative aspects, along with all of the characters that contribute to the exchange of ideas and processes in all he starts.