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Legends Behind the Craft

Mar 16, 2023

Ryan Lang is the Co-founder, CEO, and Master Distiller of Middle West Spirits, an Ohio-based craft distillery. He is a fourth-generation distiller, going back to the early 1900s when distilling was a way for farms to bring in extra money. As a believer in vodka with character, Ryan is also a contributor to the four-part blend of American Liquor Co.

In this episode with Ryan Lang

Wineries and distilleries are ever-changing, so you must be agile and innovative to stay afloat. For one business that’s been operating for over a decade, there have been many challenges to conquer. What does it take to keep thriving?

Today's guest proudly shares his experiences leading a distillery, Middle West Spirits, which was built on four generations of distilling traditions. Since Middle West opened its doors, it has focused on elevating the distinctive flavors of the Ohio River Valley.

In today's episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks sits down with Ryan Lang, Co-founder, CEO, and Master Distiller of Middle West Spirits. Ryan shares how he got into the distilling business and the challenges he faced when starting the company. He also talks about Middle West Spirits' product lines, its focus on hospitality, and how the business evolved from operating in a warehouse to a big facility.