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Published: 04/24/2012

BUCKEYE’S NO. 1 — Buckeye vodka marks its one-year anniversary in April, but the Dayton-based spirit also is celebrating the fact it has been the best selling Ohio craft spirit over the past year. According to Crystal Spirits LLC, owner of the brand, more than 4,200 cases of Buckeye vodka were sold in its first year, more than any other Ohio craft distillery. The company also claims a $1.08 million contribution to the Ohio economy through purchases and related tax revenue. “We have a lot to celebrate after one year,” said Jim Finke, CEO of Crystal Spirits.