Distilleries in Cincinnati

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  • Brew-By-U
    After years of drinking and appreciating craft beer, many beer lovers think they should attempt home brewing. But the process can be a bit of a pain as it requires special equipment and supplies, can take up a lot of space, and may produce unpleasant smells. Those who don't want to deal with all of that can head to Brew-By-U and create their own suds onsite with the help of knowledgeable brewers and temperature-controlled fermentation rooms. While the game plays on Brew-By-U's flat-screen TVs, patrons whip up their concoctions using fresh ingredients that are often locally grown and sourced from central Indiana. Beer aficionados can also express their creativity while making their own label art or stacking beer bottles together until they resemble Larry Bird. After they're done, Brew-By-U's staff cleans up any mess.
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    3021 Meridian Meadows Rd.
    Greenwood, IN US
  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
    One of the only urban distilleries you can visit on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the facility not only shows you how whiskey is made, but puts half-ounce samples of Evan Williams right in your (adult) hands.
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    528 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY US
  • Starlight Distillery
    Back in 2001, Starlight Distillery at Huber?s Orchard & Winery started producing brandies, grappa, and infusions. The distillery features a newly built 12,0000-square-foot stillhouse that has enabled them to triple the production of spirits and expand their catalogue of bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey. Customer favorites include Applejack and Blueberry Port spirits.
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    19816 Huber Rd.
    Borden, IN US
  • Watershed Distillery
    Greg Lehman found inspiration to start a distillery in an unlikely place?a volleyball court in Switzerland. While playing there professionally, Greg was struck by the commonness of locally distilled spirits. It resonated with his upbringing in Ohio, where distilleries once thrived before Prohibition made malt liquor America's classiest drink. Upon returning home, Greg and business partner Dave Rigo founded Watershed Distillery, joining the state's heritage of microdistilleries. Today, the pair mans a 660-gallon custom-made copper still to craft the signature Four Peel Gin, infused with eight botanicals, as well as a vodka that's quadruple-distilled from Midwest-grown corn and a bourbon aged in American oak barrels. Greg and Dave also open their distillery for tours, taking guests through the facility and letting them watch everything from mashing to barreling, depending on the stage of the current batch. A tasting room enables patrons to sample spirits.
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    1145 Chesapeake Ave., Suite D
    Columbus, OH US
  • 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.
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    1230 Courtland Avenue
    Columbus, OH US