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Permit Holder Of The Year

Permit Holder Of The Year

Max Sorensen (right), outgoing president of the Ohio Bar Owners Association, accepts the “Permit Holder of the Year” award from Executive Director Andy Herf during the association’s annual banquet earlier this month at Tony’s Italian Ristorante in Columbus.

Middle West Spirits

Middle West Spirits

The first phase of Middle West Spirits’ expansion on the east side of Columbus includes a state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot distillery, grain recycling center, and packaging and bottling facility.

Traveller Collaboration

Traveller Collaboration

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley (left) and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton discuss their collaboration on Traveller Whiskey, a new, premium blended whiskey.

Korbel Winner

Korbel Winner

Bernhard Langer celebrates his victory in the Korbel Closest to the Pin Challenge at last month’s PNC Championship in Orlando, Fla. Korbel awarded $5,000 to Langer, who is donating the prize money to the Langer Foundation, a charitable organization he founded.

X-Golf Ambassador

X-Golf Ambassador

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Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar

Super Bowl champion Joe Montana has partnered with the Gold Bar Spirits Company to release the Joe Montana Whiskey Collection, a series of limited-edition releases distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

Distillery Opening

Distillery Opening

Celebrating the opening this month of the J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., are (l-r) distillery President Harry Richart IV, Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Ray Perry, Frankfort Mayor Layne Wilkerson and Cameron Mattingly, vice president of Production for the distillery and son of the founder and owner, Jeff Mattingly.

Third Eye Brewing’s Great American Beer Festival Victory

Third Eye Brewing's Great American Beer Festival Victory

Accepting Third Eye Brewing’s Great American Beer Festival Brewery of the Year award are (l-r) Andrew Moore, Tom Argo, Kelly Montgomery and Maureen Montgomery. Brewers Association President and CEO Bob Pease (right) presented the award at the conclusion of the 37th annual festival last month in Denver.

Wholesaler Of The Year

Wholesaler Of The Year

Joseph Schetz (left), of NWO Beverage in Northwood, is congratulated by Dave Raber, general counsel for the Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio, after receiving the annual John T. Fleming Wholesaler of the Year award during the association’s annual convention last month in Columbus. Schetz has been WBWAO president for the past two years, with his term expiring in December.

Whiskey Rock-A-Rollers

Lynyrd Skynyrd members Rickey Medlocke (left) and Johnny Van Zant celebrate the release of Hell House Whiskey, which pays homage to the Hell House cabin near Jacksonville, Fla., where the band’s founding members Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Allen Collins wrote many of the group’s legendary songs.