Vodka comes from fermenting grains or potatoes, just as wine comes from criticizing grapes until they cry. Drink your fruit and veggies with this Groupon.
$22 for a Tour-and-Tasting Package for One ($40 Total Value)
- Admission to a 90-minute distillery tour, including an optional tasting of up to four OYO sprits (a $15 value)
- Vintage T-shirt (a $25 value)
Guests tour the 10,000-square foot open-air urban microdistillery and learn how craftsmen use pot-and-column stills to turn local ingredients such as soft red wheat and wildflower honey into OYO whiskey and award-winning OYO vodka. Tours are typically scheduled on Friday nights at 6 p.m. but also convene on Gallery Hop Saturdays. Additional weeknight dates are added seasonally, please check the distillery's website for the latest dates and times.
Middle West Spirits
Brady Konya and Ryan Lang aren't from Ohio, but they loved the area for its business-friendly community and rich natural resources, and decided Columbus was where they had to build their distillery. The duo's passion for the Midwest colors everything about Middle West Spirits, from the name down to the Ohio-grown soft red winter wheat in their whiskey and award-winning vodka, which they also infuse with honey and vanilla beans or stone fruit. Inside the distillery, which sprawls over 10,000 square feet of open air, Brady and Ryan craft these artisan OYO spirits—named after the original word for the Ohio River Valley, pronounced o-y-o_—in 600-liter pot-and-column stills. Hand-built onsite by German craftsmen using copper, stainless steel, and bits of Saturn's rings, these stills earned Middle West Spirits a place on _Popular Mechanics' 5 of the World's Most-High-Tech Distilleries list.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Make dinner plans between 8 and 8:30, depending on where you want to go. These guys have a lot of information to share, and when people attending the tour are late...”
“Make dinner plans between 8 and 8:30, depending on where you want to go. These guys have a lot of information to share, and when people attending the tour are late (like a few were last night when we went--the owners are very courteous and waited a few minutes for them to show), the tour might go over the scheduled 90 minutes. But it's so worth it! The owners were extremely knowledgeable and personable, willing to answer all sorts of questions and remained very engaged with the group throughout the tour. Great experience, great atmosphere, great owners, great spirits! Highly recommend! :)”
“WONDERFUL tour. Interesting information. Great samples.”
“Great experience and amazing crew there. ”
1230 Courtland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201