Local micro-distillery picks up impressive haul at annual spirits awards

One of the best bourbons in the world is made right here in Columbus.

Amid the six-medal haul for Middle West Spirits at the 2018 American Distilling Institute’s annual International Judging of Craft Spirits was the panel’s awarding of Best in Category Bourbon to the Columbus micro-distillery’s Oyo Sherry-Finished Bourbon Whiskey, Double Cask Collection. That spirit also received a gold medal...

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...