The number of craft distilleries in Ohio has increased threefold in recent years, helped by changes in state law and demand from consumers. There is no end in sight for future growth.
One of the country’s fastest-growing cities has seen a surge in homegrown distilleries that are drawing customers with tasting rooms, restaurants and bottle shops.
In today’s ever-expanding and ever-changing world of spirits, it can be easy to get lost in the noise of new start-ups and frustrations of established distilleries pulling bottom shelf labels to be rebranded as a premium marque. With so much “new” it is easy to overlook the evolution of current craft distillers and the moves they are making to remain relevant in the competitive environment of the spirits industry. So, I decided it was time to touch base and get reacquainted with Tom’s Foolery Distillery in Burton, Ohio.
CHICAGO, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announced the winners of the 2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition, which was open to craft whiskeys from all 50 states that incorporate corn in their mash bill (the mix of grains used to make whiskey). In this second, biannual blind judging event, whiskeys from 13 "heartland" states also competed for Best of Show and Best of State, and all entries competed in their select whiskey sub-categories.
The co-owner of the West End Ciderhouse hosted a tour last week showcasing a new distillery facility on Athens’ West Side that soon will be selling retail bottles of locally crafted liquor and cider.
After a decade of home brewing beer, mead, and sake, five years of distilling training and two years of venue hunting, Echo Spirits Distilling Co. will celebrate a grand opening this fall. Their distilling facility and bar will open in Grandview at 985 W. Sixth Ave.
If you try to trace a logical connection between a youth spent in central Ohio, a brief run as a professional volleyball player in Europe, a job selling medication for pigs, and starting a distillery producing award-winning gins, bourbons, and other spirits, you’re going to come up short (or you might have the weirdest game of 6 degrees of separation ever).
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Following a Double Gold medal and title of Best Flavored Gin in the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Watershed Distillery is excited to announce a new look and wider distribution for their third addition to the Watershed family of gins, Chamomile-Flavored Guild Gin.