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Noble Cut Micro-Distillery is Starting Production in Gahanna

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Noble Cut Micro-Distillery is Starting Production in Gahanna

Ben Vause wants his micro-distillery to spur an explosion of the distilling industry in Central Ohio. Noble Cut, founded in 2014, finally has its license and is ready to start crafting spirits. As co-founder, Vause hopes that with legislation and tastes changing, Noble Cut will act as one trailblazer in the fledgling Central Ohio distilling […]

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Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Watershed Distillery tour-goers will soon be able to sit down for a cocktail and a meal. The business is looking to open a kitchen and bar by February 1. It’s been somewhat of a dream for owner Greg Lehman. They’ve been talking about it since they opened the distillery six years ago. He explained that […]

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Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

A Clintonville distillery is trying to get a ballot measure passed by voters to add an on-site tasting room. 451 Spirits, owned by Chad Kessler, has been distilling on Oakland Avenue since February. He said once a tasting room is added, it’ll be a lot easier for him to try new recipes and a lot […]

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First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Middle West Spirits has officially re-opened their Short North distillery after completing a major upgrade project. New distillation equipment has allowed the company to increase capacity, diversify their product lineup and provide the ability to manufacture alcohol for other brands. In addition to the new five-story equipment housing expansion, the distillery at 1230 Courtland Avenue also houses […]

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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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Middle West Installing 55-Foot Whiskey & Bourbon Still in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Installing 55-Foot Whiskey & Bourbon Still in The Short North

You may have already noticed some construction under way at the home of Middle West Spirits in The Short North, but the new project was officially announced with full details at a media event this morning. The local microdistillery is expanding their production facility with a new 55-foot tall whiskey and bourbon still that requires […]

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Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

While craft wineries and breweries have been flourishing in Ohio, craft distillers have had a tougher road. Strict regulations on liquor manufacturing in the state have, until recently, kept most distillers from expanding or making a profit. Even now that Ohio has eased up on some of those restrictions, members of the Ohio Distiller’s Guild […]

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