This Wildly Successful Distillery Was Started by Guys Who Knew Nothing About Distilling

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).

Watershed Distillery Expands and Rebrands Chamomile Gin

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.

1900s-themed cocktail bar opening in Oregon District this week

The wait is almost over for a new cocktail bar that aims to take you into the past. 

Mike LaSelle, the co-owner of Belle of Dayton, said the distillery will open its eagerly-awaited Van Buren Room Friday….

Drink: Central Ohio Spirits 2.0

Much like the local brewing scene, Central Ohio distillers are poised for rapid expansion. In recent years, Watershed Distillery and Middle West Spirits have spearheaded growth by introducing small-batch craft spirits to a wider audience and pushing for legislative changes that loosened restrictions on distilleries’ ability to own restaurants and serve directly to customers. As a result, a wave of nascent distillers are crafting traditional spirits and testing original ones, opening tasting rooms and even restaurants. We checked in with the newcomers, both already open and on the way.