Revisiting Tom’s Foolery Distillery

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.

American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition Winners

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.

Echo Spirits Distilling Co. Plans Fall Opening for Grandview Facility & Bar

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.

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.