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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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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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Watershed Distillery Announces Expansion Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Announces Expansion Plans

Watershed Distillery is ready to take their local spirits production to the next level. The company announced plans today to expand their facility on Chesapeake Avenue by an additional 3,000 square feet, allowing for more barrel storage, and the addition of another still next summer. “We’re busting at the seams and tripping over everything as is,” […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2014

For the second year in a row, Jack Daniels has won the hearts (and stomachs) of Ohioans as the number one liquor in terms of sales. Over the past two years, whiskeys and rums have generally inched up the list a bit while vodkas have slid further down. In 2012, Kamchata Vodka was the #1 […]

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Ohioans Purchased $949 Million Worth of Liquor in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohioans Purchased $949 Million Worth of Liquor in 2014

News flash: Ohioans drink a lot of booze. Nearly one billion dollars of it per year to be exact. The Ohio Department of Commerce reported today that a record $949 million in liquor sales were reached in 2014, marking a 5.6% increase over 2013. If that rate of increase continues, 2015 will eclipse the billion dollar […]

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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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