Indian Creek Distillery Offers Tours & Tastings
Story & Photos by Matt Bayman
NEW CARLISLE - Indian Creek Distillery is Ohio’s oldest distillery and home to award-winning frontier whiskeys that are hand-crafted one bottle at a time in the oldest active stills in the United States. Indian Creek Distillery represents a legendary legacy of early American farm distillation: past, present and future.
Located in the rolling hills of southern Miami County, this charming old farm has been in the Staley family for over 200 years and is the only family owned historic farm distillery in the United States using the old fashioned double copper distilling method.
The best way to experience the history and flavors of Indian Creek Distillery is to book a Distillery Tour, available on Saturdays year-round at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Distillery Tour ($18 per person over 21) focuses on the family’s distilling history, the heritage distilling process and includes a Guided Tasting Flight.
Or, you can stop by during the week, Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 5 p.m. to make a purchase in their Bottle Shop & Mercantile. Tastings are available during open hours and are $10 for a choice of 4 spirits and $15 to taste all 9 spirits.
Representing the 6th generation, Joe & Missy Duer also offer a Legendary Tour: A Walk Thru History with the Staley Boys, where guests can follow the distilling process from grain to bottle and learn in-depth about the colorful history of the family and farm. Guests will tour the 1818 Grist Mill (the oldest original gristmill in Ohio), the original Mash House and Ware House, the old distillery ruins and the newly built distillery. At the end of the tour, sit down for a Guided Tasting Flight. This is a reservation-only tour and requires a minimum of 10 guests. The cost is $40 per person, which includes the tasting flight.
To learn more or to make a tour reservation, visit Indiancreekdistillery.com or call (937) 846-1443.
The distillery also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. They often include a fun mix of local food trucks, live music and of course-whiskey! Watch for upcoming events and special releases on their Facebook page HERE.
Here's just some of what you'll experience during the Distillery Tour...