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Watershed Distillery Adds Bourbon to the Lineup

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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 Watershed. ”We’ve put away a few barrels per month ever since we started the distillery in 2010. We love sharing all of our spirits, but there is a special bond with the one you’ve stared at for two years and haven’t been able to share until now.”

Rigo says that their bourbon falls somewhere between sweet and spicy as they use a mash bill that includes both wheat and rye, though a heavier portion of wheat. He says that it should stack up nicely along side other wheated bourbons on the market.

“We haven’t reused any of our own Bourbon barrels for our Bourbon Barrel Gin as we just are dumping these now,” says Rigo. “We will start filling these soon for the next batch of Gin.”

Watershed is hosting a Halloween Party at their distillery for their bourbon release on October 31st, starting at 11pm. Costumes are encouraged, and food trucks Ajumama and Swoop will be on site to sell snacks. Bourbon tasting and sales begin at midnight.

More information can be found online at www.watersheddistillery.com.

Update: Great news for local bourbon drinkers, Middle West Spirits is also launching a Bourbon. READ MORE HERE.

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3 Responses to Watershed Distillery Adds Bourbon to the Lineup

  1. djsmoove67 October 16, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am

    D.O.P.E. Love their product.

  2. Kahiki
    Kahiki October 17, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am

    I can’t wait until I am an old man and Columbus is producing 12 year old scotches.

  3. Anne Evans
    Anne October 31, 2012 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm

    via email:
    Try Watershed Distillery’s Bourbon Today:

    We are thrilled to release our bourbon tonight! We can’t wait for you to taste the spirit we’ve been working on for years. Here’s how:

    Join us at 11 pm at the Distillery (1145 Chesapeake Ave Suite D) for a spooktacular open house and midnight reveal
    Purchase from your local liquor store starting November 1
    Sample at the new Hilton Columbus Downtown (401 North High St) November 3 from 6 – 8 pm
    Dine at a Columbus restaurant like Hubbard Grille, Curio, Brother’s Drake, Guiseppe’s, and Mezzo
    Visit a Cleveland restaurant like Greenhouse Tavern, Crop, and Dante.

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