Michelone Reserve is Middle West’s first Masters Blend, combining Middle West’s OYO wheat Whiskey with a classic Kentucky straight bourbon, resulting in a wheated bourbon whiskey. The 90-proof Bourbon Whiskey contains a mashbill of corn, wheat, rye and barley.
Middle West said in a statement that the reserve bourbon was designed and named as a tribute to distillery co-owner Ryan Lang’s grandfather, Ronald Julius Michelone, for his influence and inspiration in both the building of the distillery, and the traditions Middle West uses today in the production of their whiskeys.
Prior to the official statewide launch of the Bourbon Whiskey, Middle West is unveiling a limited edition Distiller’s Release of the product on Monday, October 29, at their Short North distillery. Details of the launch, and the chance to enter to attend, will be announced on Middle West’s Facebook page this week.
OYO Bourbon Whiskey will be available for purchase in Ohio on November 15th at the distillery and approximately 50 state liquor agencies in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.