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Middle West Unveils New Oloroso Wheat Whiskey

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Unveils New Oloroso Wheat Whiskey

Middle West Spirits announced today the newest addition to their whiskey lineup: a limited-edition double-cask Oloroso Wheat Whiskey. This new spirit was first aged several years in American oak barrels and transferred to Oloroso Sherry casks for another 12-18 months, creating a smooth 102-proof whiskey described to have notes of cherry, dark chocolate and raisins. […]

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Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Vodka? Check. Gin? Check. Bourbon? Check. Italian liqueur made from Ohio-grown Walnuts? Check. Watershed Distillery is no stranger to stepping outside the boundaries of traditional flavors. The company’s launch of their Bourbon Barrel Gin raised a few eyebrows when it was first introduced in 2012. So it should be expected that their new product “Nocino” […]

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Luna Kombucha Introduces New High-ABV Product Line

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Luna Kombucha Introduces New High-ABV Product Line

Michael Iannarino, founder of Clintonville-based Luna Kombucha, is introducing a new line of high-ABV kombuchas dubbed Luna Nites. Three new flavors have been introduced: Ceres, a 5% gluten-free ginger beer that has a bright, crisp, slightly sweet taste that makes an excellent Moscow Mule; Titania, a 7.8% black raspberry IPA that boasts an intense, hoppy […]

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5 Holiday Drinks Worth Trying Out This Season

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor 5 Holiday Drinks Worth Trying Out This Season

What would “Cooking at Home” be without a little “Drinking at Home” to go with it? If you’re planning a holiday party with friends or family this year, then you’ll likely want to pair your meal with some tasty seasonal beverages. Here are five beer, wine and cocktail ideas to make your gatherings a bit […]

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Photos: National Mead Day at Brothers Drake

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: National Mead Day at Brothers Drake

August 2nd turned out to be quite the Saturday for day drinking in Columbus as over 70 local establishments joined forces to help tip the balance of bringing Stone Brewing to Columbus with #tapastoneday. And while Stone Brewing becoming a neighbourhood joint is still a dream, just off the corner of High and 5th, local […]

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New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

You might not know much about New Straitsville, a small town in Perry County near the Hocking Hills area about 60 miles southeast of Columbus. But here is something that you should know about it: the town has been hosting the annual Moonshine Festival for 44 years and has been dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of […]

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Crafthouse Cocktails Launching in Columbus this Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Crafthouse Cocktails Launching in Columbus this Summer

There’re always new innovations in cocktails (thankfully), and lately, the trends have leaned toward pre-prepared, high end cocktails, readily available for immediate consumption. The latest to capitalize on this trend: Crafthouse Cocktails. Crafthouse Cocktails hails originally from Chicago, where the business was recently launched by 2013 James Beard Award winner and 2013 Bartender of the […]

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