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Improve Your Drink Palate with These Cocktail Upgrades

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Improve Your Drink Palate with These Cocktail Upgrades

The Fall season signifies the end to a lot of the things (hello, it’s called Fall), like warm weather, real vacation time, and for some, a hot fling. But it’s also a time of year for beginnings, none of which holds more import than that of the recent graduate. The end of college should signal […]

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How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson How to Infuse Vodka and Other Liquors

For the past few years, infused liquors have been making their presence felt throughout the drinking world, showing up in reimagined versions of traditional cocktails, as well as headlining their own new classics. Indeed, there are over 70 different varieties of flavored spirits out there, running the gamut from vodkas to bourbons. And their popularity […]

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OYO Adds Barrel Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka to Product Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans OYO Adds Barrel Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka to Product Lineup

Middle West Spirits (makers of OYO) has added another vodka to their product lineup, and one that shouldn’t be too unfamiliar for fans of their existing flavors. Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean is a variation on their existing Honey Vanilla Bean vodka that takes a unique twist rarely seen with distillers. “Most people who know us […]

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Treat to Try: OYO Truffles from Le Chocoholique

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Treat to Try: OYO Truffles from Le Chocoholique

When Middle West Spirits opened in 2008, the philosophy was this: craft spirits with care, by hand, and with originality. That same attitude can be found at Le Chocoholique, the elegant truffle boutique located at 601 North High Street in the Short North, where they believe that artistry should be imbued into every aspect of […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2012

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced today that liquor sales in Ohio reached a record level of $849 million in 2012, increasing over 7% from 2011. “Consumer tastes are becoming more sophisticated, and Ohioans continue to trade up buying more of the premium products,” said David Goodman, Director of the Ohio […]

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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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Best Drink of 2011: Yuengling

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Drink of 2011: Yuengling

It’s only been officially available since October, but the anticipation stretches back to June when the news first broke that Yuengling would be headed to Ohio. And since then it’s gone on to steal the hearts of our readers as they voted it their favorite drink of 2011. After Yuengling, locally produced beverages dominated most of the […]

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