Indian Creek expands product line, scores a national shout-out from Wine Spectator magazine.
New Carlisle's Indian Creek Distillery, specializing in early-American spirits, is featured in the November edition of Wine Spectator Magazine, a national publication that covers notable American spirits and the companies that produce them. In this month's issue, writer Lew Bryson interviewed several local distilleries across the country known for their unique production process and adherence to small batches.
A whiskey distillery in the Dayton area was named one of the top new artisanal distilleries in the country.
On a slow, cold and snowy Friday in mid-January, a woman, slightly past middle age, hesitantly opens
the door to the Staley Mill Farm and Indian Creek Distillery.
I love distillery history. I’ve been researching it for years. So when a friend suggested we visit a place I’d never heard of, a historic distillery like no other, he said…how could I refuse? We soon found ourselves in the rural countryside of western Ohio.
Miami County couple uses original 1820 copper stills, family recipe to make and sell rye whiskey.
Indian Creek Distillery at Staley Mill Farm, located north of Dayton in New Carlisle, is an anachronism. Grasp the iron latch and swing open the wooden front door and be transported back 200 years, to a time when whiskey and gold were the area’s most stable currencies. The distillery’s tasting room showcases early American whiskey culture, with relics uncovered at the site, including barrel lids, whiskey thieves (used to sample whiskey from the aging barrels) and framed photographs of the buildings that populated the area. There is even a copy of the rye whiskey recipe once brewed at the farmstead.
BETHEL TWP., Miami County — After a full year spent navigating a bureaucratic maze of licensing issues and finally obtaining all of the necessary state and federal permits, the historic Indian Creek Distillery has opened to the public and is now able to sell the first spirit made in its 1820-era pot stills, an unaged rye whiskey.
Joe and Melissa (Missy) Duer are bringing history alive at Staley Mill Farm in New Carlisle, OH. The farm has been in the family for at least 200 years and now Joe and Missy have revived a crucial part- the distillery. Indian Creek Distillery opened for business in December and the Duers are excited to reintroduce Missy’s family’s whiskey recipe in Ohio and beyond. The recipe for the Duer’s rye whiskey dates back to the Civil War era, a time when it was recommended by soldiers and doctors alike..
On October 20th, 2012, Staley Mill Farm and Indian Creek Distillery located at 7095 Staley Rd. hosted the re-creation of Autumn in Ohio Country 1812.
Wine isn’t the only thing fermenting in and around Ohio wine country this year. A lot of great ideas are, too — both inside and outside of Ohio’s wineries.
In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, historic sites Bear's Mill and Staley Mill Farm and Distillery are hosting a collaborative fund-raising event on Saturday, May 4 and Saturday, May 18. “Mills and Stills” will feature informational tours of both sites plus whiskey tastings, food and music; additionally, the Gallery at Bear's Mill will be exhibiting watercolors of Staley Mill Farm painted by the late Roger Haas plus new pottery that recalls the art of the whiskey vessel.
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio — In the early 1800s Elias Staley settled in western Ohio and began distilling whiskey on his 160-acre farm, using its grains. Six generations later, Joe and Missy Duer continue the tradition of distilling whiskey, employing the same methods once used by Elias.