REPOST from The Daily Reporter
By |Friday, April 30, 2021

Five products in, the owners of a Pickaway County distillery are focused like a laser on the measured growth of the business.

Mike Orozco, 50, of Columbus said when friends and family ask how business is, he and M&O Spirits co-founder Doug McLaughlin, 53, of Grove City look at each other and nod in agreement. Things are good.

“It’s where we need to be right now because if everybody knew about this,” he said, holding a bottle of the distillery’s whiskey in his hand, “we would run out and, then, we wouldn’t be able to maintain product, and then we’d lose people. So, where we are right now is good.”

“We definitely would like more sales, but I don’t think we want to be committed to a large restaurant chain, yet,” Orozco continued. “We’ve got a couple of restaurant contacts, and it’s kind of like, let’s just wait.

McLaughlin, M&O’s master distiller, agreed, adding that a smaller, independent restaurant, what he called a “one-off restaurant,” would be a good fit for the company.

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