Distillers Following Lead Of Craft Beers, Boutique Wines

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TIFFANY L. PARKS | Ohio Tavern News Writer
Published: 06/21/2011

At the start of the year, artisan spirits were pegged as a hot trend for 2011.

Six months later, Brady Konya of Columbus-based Middle West Spirits, says he’s enjoying the spotlight shining on locally produced wine and beer.

“For artisan spirits in general, there has been an increase in appreciation nationally,” he said, touching on statistics that have indicated a 25-percent annual expansion of microdistillers.

Middle West, Central Ohio’s first true “grain-to-bottle” microdistillery, produces award-winning OYO vodka and its successor, OYO Honey Vanilla Bean vodka.