Middle West Spirits to expand facility in March

Announcements — By on February 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

Middle West Spirits has announced that it will expand its microdistillery in the Short North.

A 4,200-square-foot addition, to be located behind the current Middle West facility at 1230 Courtland Ave., will allow onsite storage of product reserves, and provide space for new production equipment that will double the company’s capacity to produce its popular line of vodkas and whiskeys moving into 2012. Construction begins March 1.

“We’ve been distilling our product onsite for two years occupying about 3,200 square feet,” says Middle West Co-Founder Brady Konya. “Demand for our artisan OYO products has grown so quickly, we’ve outgrown our current space in less than 18 months. Currently we distill, bottle, and ship our spirits in a facility that also includes office space and a retail area. We really need 8,000 to 9,000 square feet to meet the growing demand.”

OYO products can now be found in five markets outside of Ohio:  Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Middle West plans to expand into Florida and Indiana later this summer.

More information can be found online at www.middlewestspirits.com.

Photos from Middle West Spirits.

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Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.