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Ohio Distillery Trail To Launch on May 22nd

Some of the distilleries on the Ohio Distillery Trail. Credit: Ohio Distillers Guild

Ohio’s distilling community is coming together to offer unforgettable experiences to whiskey and spirit fans from around the globe. The Ohio Distillers Guild has unveiled a list of participating distilleries that will showcase both the history of distilling in Ohio, and well as cutting-edge, innovative distilling practices that put Ohio spirits on the map. 

The launch of the Ohio Distillery Trail is scheduled for May 22nd, coinciding with National Craft Distillery Day. Sign up to receive updates here

Events and experiences at participating distilleries will include guided tours, workshops, tastings, and education surrounding distilling processes at the various plants.

Ohio Distillery Trail Participants  

The current list of 37 participating distilleries is as follows (more distilleries are expected to be added prior to launch): 

451 Spirits – Columbus
A. M. Scott Distillery – Troy
Belle of Dayton Distillery – Dayton
BKO Distillery – Medina
Brain Brew Distillery – Newtown
Buckeye Vodka  – Dayton
Cincinnati Distilling – Milford
Cleveland Whiskey – Cleveland
Doc Howard’s Distillery – Perry
Echo Spirits Distilling Co – Columbus
Endeavor Brewing and Spirits – Columbus
Everwild Spirits  – Sandusky
Four Dogs Distilling – Akron
Gervasi Vineyard – Canton
Hayner Distilling & Importing Inc – Troy
High Bank Distillery Co – Columbus
Hocking Hills Moonshine – Logan
Indian Creek Distillery – New Carlisle
Iron Vault Distillery – Galion
Lake Erie Distillery – Willoughby
Leather & Oak Spirits – Hilliard
Lost Bridge Beverage Company – North Bend
M&O Spirits – Ashville
Middle West Spirits – Columbus
Mill St. Distillery – Utica
Minglewood Distilling Co  – Wooster
Motherwell Distilling Co – Logan
Noble Cut Distillery – Columbus
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery – Cincinnati
Northern Yankee Moonshine  – Ripley
Pap’s Hilltop Distillery – Bainbridge
River Roots Barrel Company – Cleveland
The Toledo Spirits Company – Toledo
Tom’s Foolery  – Burton
Watershed Distillery – Columbus
Western Reserve Distillers – Lakewood
Woodstone Creek  – Cincinnati

Complete The Trail 

Those who embark on the Ohio Distillery Trail will receive a passport that they can use to check into each distillery. Visit all distilleries on the trail to collect all of the passport stamps. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience tastings, tours, and other distillery-exclusive events. 

The passport stamps also represent points earned. These points can be redeemed for prizes from the Ohio Distillers Guild. 

Secretary of the Ohio Distillers Guild and CEO of Echo Spirits Distilling Co., Joe Bidinger, said: “The Ohio Distillery Trail is a celebration of the exceptional craftsmanship and innovation within our state’s distilling community. Ohio distilleries make international award-winning whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and more. The trail is an invitation for everyone to discover the passion and dedication that go into creating each unique spirit. We believe this trail will become a must-visit destination for spirits enthusiasts across the country and a testament to Ohio’s position as a hub for craft distillation.”

Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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