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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.

‘Moments Made Sweeter’

'Moments Made Sweeter'

Country music star Lainey Wilson is partnering with Stella Rosa Wines on a new campaign, “Moments Made Sweeter.” The campaign features a number of wine cocktails based on Wilson’s songs, including “The Road Runner,” “Hold My Halo” and “Atta Girl.”

Brewing The American Dream

Brewing The American Dream

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U.S. Soccer Supporters

U.S. Soccer Supporters

Kristie Mewis (left) and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team, check out the latest addition to the Truly hard seltzer line: Truly Orange Slices. The soccer-themed packaging for the seltzer features the U.S. Soccer crest and is part of Truly’s efforts as the Official Hard Seltzer of U.S. Soccer.

2023 Bartender Of The Year

2023 Bartender Of The Year

Renato Tonelli of Brooklyn, N.Y., celebrates being named the 2023 U.S. Bartender of the Year as part of the 11th annual United States Bartenders’ Guild and Diageo World Class Finals in Austin, Texas.

Cordelia – Cleveland’s Best New Restaurant

Formerly of Cleveland’s The Greenhouse Tavern, Andrew Watts (left) and Vinnie Cinimo partnered to open Cordelia, which recently was named Best New Restaurant by Cleveland Magazine

2023 WBWAO Golf Winners

2023 WBWAO Golf Winners

Matt Borer, Rick Niehaus, Gregg Hipp and Todd Esser of True House of Munch celebrate their victory in the recent 2023 Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio golf outing at Moraine Country Club.