Watershed Distillery has been producing small batches of artisan-quality spirits in Columbus since 2010. Watershed makes a variety of spirits, including an award-winning family of gins.
All Watershed spirits are available to taste and purchase at the bottle shop located on site at the distillery in Grandview. Bottle shop hours are Monday through Saturday 11am – 5pm.
Watershed Distillery’s Nocinofest 2022
Join Watershed Distillery for NocinoFest 2022 on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11 am – 3 pm.
Watershed began making Nocino – a traditional Italian liqueur crafted from walnuts – in 2014 and remains one of the few producers in the US. The party includes the debut release of bottled Black Walnut Old Fashioned, available exclusively only at NocinoFest!
NocinoFest will include great local partners, Complimentary bites from Watershed Kitchen + Bar, Raffle benefiting Columbus Humane, and more! Free parking is available on-site. No admission required; details here.
Watershed Distillery Tours
Public tours are typically available Tuesday – Sunday. You’ll experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Watershed Distillery operation.
Tours take about 1 hour and involve a brief walk between our distillery space and our barrel warehouse. Each tour includes an optional sampling of select spirits and an opportunity to purchase Watershed Distillery products (including some limited bottle shop specials), glassware, and merchandise.
Participants must be 21 years old to sample on tour, but individuals 16 years old and up (if accompanied by a parent or guardian) can attend as non-tasting participants because, science.
All tours are now being conducted with strict safety protocols and masks are required for all portions of the tour outside of tasting at the conclusion and 6-foot distancing. Group sizes are 15 guests + 1 guide, maximum.
To explore all current tour openings, check out the online shop.
Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase and schedule a private tour, please call the bottle shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase “gift tours” to give as a gift, or for yourself to schedule later.
Watershed Kitchen + Bar
Hungry? Make plans to dine before or after your tour. Reservations recommended; bar seating is first come, first served.
The menu offers upscale midwestern food with snacks like Pickledillies, Fried Brussels, and Crispy Fingerling Potatoes. Or go all-in for Fried Chicken, Fall Vegetable Salad, Smashburger, Smoked & Stuffed Squash, or Hay-smoked Ribs. And don’t forget the desserts or amazing Watershed-based cocktails!
Happy hour is Wednesday-Friday from 5-6 pm.
Free parking is available in marked spots and parking lot across from Watershed Kitchen & Bar on Chesapeake Ave.
1145 Chesapeake Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
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Watershed Four Peel Fest
Join Watershed Distillery at the Four Peel Fest, an evening block party and celebration of all things Four Peel Gin, on Saturday, July 16, from 6 to 10 pm. The festival is free and open to the public!
The annual event featuring food and drinks from Watershed Kitchen + Bar features an exclusive bottle release, live music by Mungbean, Magnolia and Luke Bollheimer, the annual .5k race, at leisure gin tours, and local makers and vendors.
The bottle release slated to be unveiled is Four Peel Strawberry Gin—Watershed’s first ever pink gin release.
This limited release will be available at Watershed’s bottle shop from 11 am to 3 pm on July 16 or during Four Peel Fest from 6 to 10 pm, while supplies last. Four Peel Strawberry Gin is made with fresh Ohio strawberries and combines the nostalgia of a u-pick berry farm with the citrusy flavor of Four Peel Gin. The 750 ml bottles (44% alc/vol) will retail for $39.99.
At 3 pm on July 16, a portion of Chesapeake Avenue will be closed to through traffic and very limited on-site parking will be available so carpooling and ride-share transportation is encouraged. For additional details on the day’s events including the annual .5k race, traffic flow, road closure and parking details, please visit the website.