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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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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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The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2013

The Ohio Liquor Control Division announced today their annual figures for liquor sales in our great state of drinkers, which once again reached a record level. Ohioans purchased a total of $898 million worth of booze, which added up to over 12 million gallons. That’s a 5.8% increase over 2012′s numbers. And the most popular […]

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Treat to Try: Whiskey Bacon Bark

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Whiskey Bacon Bark

Put bacon in it, and people will come running. It’s a dirty, dirty Paula Deen sort of truth. And although the truth is not a pretty thing, it’s worth embracing when it comes to Whiskey Bacon Bark. Whiskey Bacon Bark is not a Paula Deen product (in fact, there is not enough insulin in the […]

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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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Winking Lizard Opens in 5xNW, Plans St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Winking Lizard Opens in 5xNW, Plans St. Patrick’s Day Bash

When Winking Lizard opened its latest bar and restaurant in what locals call “the money spot”, the corners of Grandview and West Fifth Avenues, they knew they had committed to something special. Another Columbus restaurant group was originally slated to take over the lease at 1416 W. Fifth Avenue, but when that deal fell through, […]

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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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