Columbus Distillery Among 'Most High-Tech'

Published: 03/20/2012

COLUMBUS — Popular Mechanics magazine has named Columbus’ Middle West Spirits as one of five of the World’s Most-High-Tech Distilleries.

The magazine states that, “both large-scale and batch distillers are turning to high-tech operations and equipment to improve efficiency, flavor and product.”

“The tech for batch distillation isn’t really prevalent in the U.S.,” said Middle West Spirits’ head distiller, Ryan Lang. “This was an industry that was dead for decades due to Prohibition. But European distillation never stopped improving, especially in Germany.