Friday, February 23, 2024

The Celtic Ranch and Whiskey Snug – a little piece of Ireland in Missouri

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The Celtic Ranch is one of Missouri’s finest Irish stores and is proud to bring a little piece of Ireland to the US.

In 2005, Terry Kast opened The Celtic Ranch in historic Weston, just 40 minutes from downtown Kansas City. 

Inspired by the rich beauty of Celtic and Irish history with a rustic twist of backroad country, the Celtic Ranch started with traditional Grandfather collarless shirts. Becoming an instant success, the Celtic Ranchwear collection was born!

Soon the brand expanded with men’s vests to complement the shirts and a women’s line was added with Tartan pocket skirts and accessories. The collection continued to grow with new styles of Grandfather shirts, women’s wool blend jackets and henley shirts, men’s shackets and Hawaiian shirts, and more.

In 2023, the Celtic Ranchwear brand was acquired by Weston local Teresa Kastens of Weston Trading. Making its fall 2023 debut, flannel shirts were added for a more casual and seasonal look. 

The Celtic Ranch offers a beautiful collection of the most beloved Irish brands and giftware. Shop a vast array of men’s and women’s traditional hats, scarves, and handbags by Mucros Weavers. And don’t forget about the unique Hanna patch caps! Splurge on luxury jewelry from Keith Jack, Shanore, ANU Celtic, and more. Find your next treasure in our Galway Room, featuring unforgettable gifts and knick-knacks for everyone… and you won’t want to miss out on the pantry snacks! 

But wait… the fun doesn’t stop there! Don’t forget to head to the back of the shop to explore The Whiskey Snug! The Snug made its debut in early 2018 with just a small collection of Irish whiskies. The second level, dubbed the “Upper Snug,” was added later that fall as more space was needed for the ever-growing collection of whiskies. 

With over 1,100 whiskeys by the bottle and by the pour, you can shop our impressive collection of domestic and international whiskies, featuring popular and hard-to-find Irish, Scotch, bourbon, rye whiskies, and more. Whiskey lovers and connoisseurs can enjoy a pour or flight from our premium selection of whiskies, sip classic whiskey cocktails, or drink a proper Guinness. You are not just stepping into a whiskey lounge… you’re entering into a spirit-filled experience! 

The Whiskey Snug at The Celtic Ranch

The Whiskey Snug at The Celtic Ranch

In the summer of 2023, the Celtic Ranch and Whiskey Snug baton was passed on to Terry’s two aspiring managers, Cara Welliver and Renz Pros. The duo is excited to continue on the legacy of Terry and carry on her love for all things Ireland and whiskey! But don’t worry, Terry will pop in every once in a while to say hello, usually accompanied by her beloved and wooly Irish Water Spaniel dogs, Paddy and Erin. 

Next time you’re in Weston, Missouri, stop in to see the Celtic Ranch and Whiskey Snug team. Open seven days a week, you can discover even more about what’s to love about this little shop on the street. As Terry always says, “When you feed your spirit, things around you will grow.” Sláinte! 

The Celtic Ranch is located at 404 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098. Contact them by calling 816-640-2881 or email info@celticranch.com. Check out their website for 24/7 online shopping and make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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