Middle West Spirits Expanding Distillery

Written by on February 20, 2012 in liquor, News, Short North - 3 Comments

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Middle West Spirits announced today in a press release they they are is expanding the micro-distillery to include an additional 4,200 square feet.

The release continues:

“MWS is increasing the size of its facility to focus on producing dark spirits, such as whiskey. The extra space behind the current facility will allow the company to add new production equipment as well as allow for onsite storage of product reserves. Construction will begin March 1.

‘We’ve been distilling our product onsite for two years occupying about 3,200 square feet,’ said MWS Co-Founder Brady Konya. ‘Demand for our artisan OYO products has grown so quickly, we’ve outgrown our current space in less than 18 months. Currently we distill, bottle and ship our spirits in a facility that also includes office space and a retail area. We really need 8,000-9,000 square feet to meet the growing demand.’

Konya said the expansion coincides with an investment in new production equipment that will double the plant’s capacity to produce its popular line of vodkas and whiskeys moving into 2012. OYO products can now be found in five markets outside of Ohio, including: Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maryland, with plans to expand into Florida and Indiana later this summer.”

More information can be found at middlewestspirits.com

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