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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3 Comments on "Middle West Spirits Expanding Distillery"

  1. Jason April 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM · Reply

    I see the new product called Stone Fruit and here are some of the ingredients: Montmorency cherries, sweet yellow peaches, apricots, almonds, hibiscus.

    Since they always talk about how local they are and all their ingredients are local, where are these ingredients from?

    How about the vanilla bean in OYO Honey Vanilla bean…I’m curious as to where that was sourced from locally?

    I have even come across ads in magazines stating how local they are that they don’t get ingredients from the next state over. Very interested in a response. Thanks.

    • Cheryl Harrison April 23, 2012 at 8:47 AM · Reply

      Jason – the stone fruits you listed do come from Ohio (I don’t know which farm). No idea about the vanilla bean.

  2. Jason April 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Reply

    Thank you for responding, but I was hoping to have a representative from Middle West answer me instead. The ad I saw was in a magazine called Edible Columbus I picked up I think at NorthMarket. They state all their ingredients are local and not from another state. Where are the vanilla bean, almonds, apricots, Montmorency cherries, peaches and hibiscus from?

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