Middle West Spirits new expansion makes it a top distiller in US

The distillery will go on a multi-year project to redesign its facilities in Columbus, Ohio.

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When it comes to distilleries, Middle West Spirits is about to put Columbus on the national top shelf after announcing expansion plans.

The local distillery will undergo a multi-year expansion project resulting in a new production plant on 14 acres of land at 1165 Alum Creek Dr. Not only does this make Middle West the largest distillery in Ohio, but it will also be a top 10 producer of grain-to-glass whiskey + spirits in the nation.

According to a release, this 75,000-sqft distillery will be capable of packaging and bottling products. It will stand as the company’s headquarters with office space and developers are leaving room for hotel space in the future. It’s expected to bring 80 jobs over the next three years + hiring will begin immediately.

Mayor Andrew Ginther is hopeful this is a sign of more to come for the east side.

“Middle West is making an immense impact on the local community by creating jobs and revitalizing a key property on the east side of Columbus that hopefully brings further investment to that corridor,” Ginther stated in the release.

The announcement comes during their 15th year in the city, as Middle West opened in 2008 as central Ohio’s first distillery. Through that time, it has gained popularity for high quality spirits such as OYO vodka.

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