Middle West Spirits, a craft distillery based in Ohio, has announced plans to expand its production operations by establishing a second plant.
The company is set to expand its distillery, operational facilities, and campus in Columbus, where it acquired a campus in 2020. The expansion plans include a 75,000-square-foot distillery, a grain recycling center, and a packaging and bottling facility.
Additionally, the new project will create new office space to support the company’s headquarters and a hospitality space in the future. The expansion is expected to create 80 new jobs over the next three years.
The original Courtland facility in the Short North will continue to produce distilled beverages. With this move, Middle West Spirits aims to become one of the top ten grain-to-glass whiskey and spirits producers in the US. The company produces 15 own-brand spirits, including Middle West Bourbon, rye, and wheat whiskey varietals.
The founder and CEO of Middle West Spirits, Ryan Lang, stated that the expansion allows the company to hit capacities, aging goals, and the volumes needed to continue developing their brands and partnership programs.
Mayor Andrew Ginther of Columbus praised the company’s impact on the local community by creating jobs and revitalizing a key property on the east side of Columbus.