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Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

A new way to drink local has entered the Columbus scene, in the form of the city’s third distillery. Manufacture-only company 451 Spirits, nestled in Clintonville, has begun distribution. The small production distillery is the brainchild of Chief Distiller Chad Kessler and Developer David Chew. Kessler previously worked at an upscale liquor store, where he became intrigued […]

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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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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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Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Vodka? Check. Gin? Check. Bourbon? Check. Italian liqueur made from Ohio-grown Walnuts? Check. Watershed Distillery is no stranger to stepping outside the boundaries of traditional flavors. The company’s launch of their Bourbon Barrel Gin raised a few eyebrows when it was first introduced in 2012. So it should be expected that their new product “Nocino” […]

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Watershed Distillery Expands Through Heidelberg Distributing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Expands Through Heidelberg Distributing

Watershed Distillery has seen a steady stream of growth since their December launch in 2010. Owners Dave Rigo and Greg Lehman have added Bourbon and Bourbon-Barrel Gin to their product lineup, and they’re ready to grow their reach in 2014 through a new partnership with Heidelberg Distributing. “For us, partnering with Heidelberg was the perfect next […]

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