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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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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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Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

If you attend a tour of Middle West Spirits soon, you may need to pardon some dust. The Short North microdistillery is currently in expansion mode, working to add 6,000 square feet of new production space to ferment, finish and bottle their products. “Our walk through space, with the installation of the new mash system, […]

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Middle West Spirits Launching OYO Bourbon Whiskey

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Launching OYO Bourbon Whiskey

Columbus will soon be home to not one, but two local bourbons, which is great news for connoisseurs of the spirit. Last week we wrote about Watershed Distillery adding Bourbon to their product lineup and this week we’ve got news that Middle West Spirits has been working on something similar — creating a bourbon by blending […]

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Watershed Distillery Adds Bourbon to the Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Adds Bourbon to the Lineup

Locally-based Watershed Distillery has had a busy year. Their product lineup has doubled in 2012 with the launch of their Bourbon Barrel Gin in August and the upcoming launch of Bourbon on October 31st. “My partner Greg Lehman and I have always had a fascination with aged spirits,” says Dave Rigo, Co-Owner and Distiller at […]

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Watershed Launches New Bourbon Barrel Gin

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Launches New Bourbon Barrel Gin

The newest flavor in local spirits is a unique one. Watershed Distillery announced today the upcoming launch of their new Bourbon Barrel Gin, which is unlike any other gin produced in the US. “There are distilleries that age their gin in sherry barrels and I think another that ages in Rum barrels,” says Dave Rigo, Owner […]

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Middle West Spirits Announces Stone Fruit as New Seasonal Vodka Flavor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Announces Stone Fruit as New Seasonal Vodka Flavor

Local microdistillery Middle West Spirits is announcing their latest seasonal vodka flavor this week. Stone Fruit will be their second specialty flavor, following in the footsteps of their popular Honey Vanilla Bean released last year. “OYO Stone Fruit showcases the regional flavors that are distinctive to Ohio’s fall harvest,” said Brady Konya, Partner & Founder at […]

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