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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

It’s an exciting time for cocktail culture in Columbus. Lots of restaurants around town are incorporating locally made spirits and ingredients into their creations and coming up with creative twists on classic drinks. Here are 10 great cocktails to seek out around the city! Basi Italia 811 Highland Street — Victorian Village Basi always has […]

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North Market “Sip n Stroll” Legislation Passes Ohio Legislature

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega North Market “Sip n Stroll” Legislation Passes Ohio Legislature

Business opportunities are expanding for the vendors of North Market after legislation passed permitting market-goers to “sip n stroll” with their purchased alcohol. House bill 37, first considered in September of 2014, was approved by the Ohio General Assembly Wednesday. Co-sponsors of the bill, Columbus City Councilmember and former representative, Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) and Rep. […]

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Karate Cowboy Releases New Ginger Mint Flavor

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Karate Cowboy Releases New Ginger Mint Flavor

Columbus-based Revolution Spirits has launched a new spring flavor from their Karate Cowboy line: ginger mint. Karate Cowboy, at its base, is a potent blend of white whiskey and sake. The east-meets-west fusion flavor profile goes down easy as a shot, as well as a bold cocktail mixer. The newest flavor, Karate Cowboy Ginger Mint, […]

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Weiland’s Market Launches Drink-And-Shop Experience

Walker Evans Walker Evans Weiland’s Market Launches Drink-And-Shop Experience

The drink-while-you-grocery-shop trend shows no sign of slowing, and Weiland’s Market is the latest to jump on board. Thanks to legislation that was passed last November, customers can now enjoy wine and beer by the glass on-premises within the store. “Clintonville residents overwhelmingly approved on-premise consumption at Weiland’s on the November ballot,” said store owner […]

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Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

A new way to drink local has entered the Columbus scene, in the form of the city’s third distillery. Manufacture-only company 451 Spirits, nestled in Clintonville, has begun distribution. The small production distillery is the brainchild of Chief Distiller Chad Kessler and Developer David Chew. Kessler previously worked at an upscale liquor store, where he became intrigued […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

For three years in a row, Ohio drinkers have voted with their wallets and picked Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey as the number one spirit in the lands, based upon total amount purchased. Whiskey dominated the list overall, taking the top three spots. Changes in the top 10 list this year include Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey jumping up […]

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Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Alcohol sales in the state of Ohio have continued to climb in recent years, and The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control reported this week that the annual figure officially eclipsed the billion dollar mark for the first time in 2015. A grand total of $1,018,126,447 worth of spirituous liquor (that doesn’t include beer and wine) […]

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