Regional distillers are taking a shot at success

Tom Lix wasn't exactly motivated by market trends when he launched Cleveland Whiskey in 2009. He was more interested in disrupting an age-old industry by making whiskey with a controversial new technique. That said, his expectations for his company — which sold its first bottle in 2013 — have been bolstered by strong consumer interest in spirits...

Passage Of Tax Bill Brings Lower Levies To Brewers, Distillers And Winemakers

Though economists agree the Republican tax plan set for the President's signature Wednesday functions as little more than a giant holiday present to the wealthiest American businesses and individuals, one provision included in the bill does promise to make even some of the nation’s most liberal artisans happy. That provision – which represents a breakthrough for alcohol producers both small and large – reduces the federal excise tax on alcohol manufacturers, who number among the most heavily taxed business people in the United States...

Craft distillers could benefit from tax reform plans

While the potential winners and losers in Congress’ proposed tax reform continue to be debated, the nation’s craft distillers are on the positive side.

Among the many provisions in the proposal, which cleared the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Thursday evening, is a call to cut the Federal Excise Tax for craft spirit-makers from $13.50 per proof gallon to $2.70 per proof gallon...

Watershed Distillery Will Release Apple Brandy This Month

Watershed Distillery is mixing up their product lineup with a new addition: Apply Brandy. It’s the first drink of its kind produced in central Ohio in over 100 years, and it’ll be released for public consumption on October 22 at the distillery’s launch event...

‘GAME-CHANGER’: Ohio’s small distilleries catch big break from the state

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has changed some of its policies to make it easier for small distilleries across the state to provide its products to bars and liquor stores — and some Dayton-area distilleries are praising the move as a potential game-changer for them...