When you think of spirits, the first immediate actions of a bar order is typically Budweiser, or a shot of Jack Daniels and coke. In Cleveland there is a new pride on the block. Just call it Whiskey, Cleveland Whiskey. The deep, smooth taste is a compliment of style and flavor for Cleveland. Already selling thousands of bottles, this new kid on the block is gaining favor by local residents.
The accelerated distilling process was created by the entrepreneur mind of Tom Lix who happens to teach entrepreneurship at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. His process is kept under a shroud of secrecy creating a media storm of curiosity but that is also the appeal. Droves of Clevelanders are visiting local bars, and liquor stores driving sales up in the ever popular industry of food and spirits.
Last year Cleveland opened the doors to micro-distilleries and currently there are 11 applications pending in the city, indicating the city can see a greater influx of local entrepreneurs. Lix also reported to the Cleveland Plain Dealer they were staying locally to increase production and are considering a future expansion, hinting at job opportunities.
Entrepreneurs are making a rise in Cleveland, from small shops to larger corporations, more individuals are taking the aspect of creation and turning it for profit. If you are interested in finding out how to become an entrepreneur in Cleveland, there are several resources available: