Monday, January 28, 2013

Whiskey Review: OYO Whiskey

Have you ever had something so good, you didn't even want it anymore? Like you don't deserve the awesomeness? I am not worthy of this whiskey. Seriously. It's that good.

First a little back story. We travel to the magical land of Columbus, Ohio. Okay so nothing magical but still a really cool place to visit if you're in the area. Middle West Spirits is a new addition to the city and a very popular one at that. They are part of the boutique distillery movement that you're seeing all over the country. Middle West offers vodkas sold under the OYO name but they also dabbled in whisky, as seen here.And to be frank I think it's the shit.

This whiskey is made with 100% red Ohio wheat and then carefully aged to perfection in oak. It's only aged about a year but that's all it takes for something this amazing. Now for the tasting notes:

Color: deep gold
Nose: syrup, and dark cherries
Palate: heaven, but for real- brown sugar, fruit, cinnamon
Body: full and syrupy
Finish: long and spicy, more of that cinnamon

I really can't speak highly enough of this whiskey. It is truly one of my favorites. I also think that half the fun was trying to find a bottle. I am a Cleveland native and it's really hard to find a bottle all the way up here. I had to have friends go down to Columbus and get it for me. Best gift ever. In conclusion, I give this Ohio born whiskey a strong 9.5 out of 10.

Questions for YOU: What is your favorite local distillery?


  1. I enjoy Watershed Distillery's gin, though I haven't had anything else by them. They are also from Columbus! By the way, have you considered recommending previously-reviewed cigars with your whisk(e)y posts or previously-reviewed whisk(e)ys with your cigar posts? I think that would be pretty sweet and helpful!

  2. I have considered, maybe I just will... one of these days. What I will do is drink some of that gin. Then I will decide what I am doing. Then maybe drink some more gin.