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Distillery Dinner

Distillery Dinner

Jay Dickerson (right), brand ambassador for New Riff Distilling, participates in a New Riff Single Barrel dinner at The Bridge in Sidney with (l-r) Doug Smith, manager of The Bridge; Rachel Jensen of RNDC; Kent Wolters owner of The Bridge; and Jennifer Flora, of The Bridge.

‘Keep The Dive Alive’

'Keep The Dive Alive'

Seagram’s 7 teamed up with comedian Iliza Shlesinger to support small businesses and dive bars across the country with its “Keep the Dive Alive” campaign. As part of the campaign, Seagram’s 7 donated $7 (up to $77,000) for every share of the “Keep the Dive Alive” content from the brand’s Instagram and Facebook to Main Street Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting small businesses.

ORA Awards

ORA Awards

Joining to recognize Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (center) as the Ohio Restaurant Association’s “Outstanding Public Official of the Year” are (l-r) Tod Bowen, ORA managing director of External Affairs & Government Relations; Jeff Ruby, owner of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Inc.; Britney Ruby Miller, CEO of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Inc.; and John Barker, ORA president and CEO.

WBWAO Winners

WBWAO Winners

Ryan Mack, Austin Phillips, Dexter Hughes and Hunter Vogel celebrate their victory at last month’s 2021 Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio golf outing at Moraine Country Club. Phillips is from Southeast Beverage Co. in Athens, while his three partners represent Penske Truck Leasing.

Watershed Distillery in Columbus

Watershed Distillery in Columbus

Aaron Harris recently joined Watershed Distillery in Columbus as its first head distiller after spending a number of years at two Bardstown, Ky., distilleries.

MadTree Brewings ‘Alcove Bar’

MadTree Brewings 'Alcove Bar'

MadTree Brewing is opening Alcove, a bar, restaurant and event space at 1410 Vine St. (left building) and 1400 Vine St. in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine district.

M&O Spirits has produced whiskey at the company’s distillery in Ashville since 2017

M&O Spirits has produced whiskey at the company’s distillery in Ashville since 2017

Five products in, the owners of a Pickaway County distillery are focused like a laser on the measured growth of the business. Mike Orozco, 50, of Columbus said when friends and family ask how business is, he and M&O Spirits co-founder Doug McLaughlin, 53, of Grove City look at each other and nod in agreement. Things are good.

Postcards From Oban

Postcards From Oban

Derek Maclean, a third-generation Oban Distillery worker, is featured in “Postcards from Oban,” an interactive campaign highlighting the Scottish coastal town where Oban single malt Scotch has been made since 1794.

Label Artist

Label Artist

Artwork by Richard Sullivan, a former professional baseball player, was selected for the label of the 2021 Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. Sullivan’s watercolor is of thoroughbreds thundering down the stretch and was designed as a complement to last year’s Derby bottle artwork, which he also created.

Indian Creek Distillery

Indian Creek Distillery

Missy and Joe Duer began producing whiskey at Indian Creek Distillery near New Carlisle in 2012, resurrecting a family tradition that dates to the early 19th century.