7 Columbus Whiskeys to Sip for World Whisk(e)y Day

World Whisky Day arrives Could 20 this 12 months, giving us all an excuse to sip a little bit of the great things – whether or not you’re celebrating whisky or whiskey. Listed here are seven whiskeys you will discover from Columbus distilleries!

Since its founding greater than a decade in the past, Center West Spirits has netted worldwide approval for its roster of vodkas, gins, bourbons, and whiskeys. I’m personally a fan of their Straight Wheat Whiskey, however their Ported Pumpernickel Rye Whiskey – a part of their Double Cask Assortment – contains a pretty spice that’s balanced out by caramel, vanilla, and stonefruit from its time in oak and port barrels.

Be taught extra: middlewestspirits.com/spirits/whiskey/mws-ported-pumpernickel-rye-whiskey

Noble Minimize options an attention-grabbing portfolio of fruit cellos, vodka, and whiskeys flavored with apple, darkish cherry, peach, and maple. Their Salted Caramel Whiskey remembers all of the buttery richness of caramel sweet with a contact of salt. Bonus: you may style Noble Minimize’s whiskeys and buy a bottle of their newly renovated tasting room in Gahanna.

Be taught extra: noblecutdistillery.com/pages/flavored-whiskey

In just a few quick years, Excessive Financial institution Distillery has grown to 2 eating places – with a 3rd simply introduced – and a set of vodka, gin, and particularly whiskeys which have earned repeated worldwide awards. Their Whiskey Warfare has now earned three consecutive nods for Greatest Blended Whiskey in America on the San Francisco World Spirits Competitors, beginning with their barrel proof model in 2021. It balances a rye-heavy mash with vanilla, caramel, and ginger.

Be taught extra: highbankdistillery.com/whiskey-war-barrel-proof

From their small Grandview distillery, Echo Spirits has produced an interesting array of rums, vodka, and genever (a malted whiskey flavored like a gin). Their boldly spicy Rye Whiskey is marked with complicated floral and fruit notes. Bonus: they only launched a brand new barrel-proof model of the rye. (We advocate tasting their spirits and professional cocktails at The Bar at Echo Spirits.)

Be taught extra: echospirits.com/spirits/rye-whiskey

Proprietor and distiller Chad Kessler works to characteristic under-represented spirits at his Clintonville distillery. So it’s the place to go for experimental whiskeys, flavored rums, even absinthe. His Bone Shaker Whiskey is a normal, mixing a mash invoice of barley, rye, and oats highlighted with roasted and chocolate malts.

Be taught extra: 451spirits.com/curbside-pickup/p/bone-shaker

Over current years Watershed Distillery has quickly expanded its portfolio of aged spirits, and its oldest spirit up to now is their six-year barrel power bourbon. After spending time in oak barrels, it’s completed off in barrels that held their apple brandy. The ensuing spirit is autumn in a bottle: apples, nuts, baking spices, and caramel.

Be taught extra: watersheddistillery.com/barrel-strength-bourbon

Endeavor is the double risk in that it’s town’s solely “brewstillery.” Their Grandview taproom is a hub for soccer followers and extra neighborhood occasions. On high of their distinctive lineup of beers, Endeavor produces vodka, gin, and cask-aged variations of them, plus a pair whiskeys. Its two-year-aged bourbon whiskey arrived in early 2022 and has already taken house medals on the U.S. Open Spirits Championship.

Be taught extra: endeavorbrewing.com/spirits

Echo Spirits picture courtesy facebook.com/echospirits; 451 Spirits picture courtesy 451spirits.com; Endeavor picture courtesy facebook.com/endeavorbrewstillery