Our Story Has Just Begun

Knox Joseph Distillery at the OTR StillHouse is here to challenge the status quo and elevate tradition.


One of the first distilleries to open in Cincinnati since Prohibition, we are a rare combination public house, entertainment venue and an award-winning distillery, painstakingly crafting clean gin, spicy whiskey, and smooth bourbon. As a certified winery and small craft brewery, our house-made selections bring unrivaled choices for an experience unlike any other, anywhere.

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Painstakingly Crafted and Award-Winning Spirits

Our team, dedicated to excellence, has sought to create a set of local spirits that are both accessible and complex.  As the first and only female owned distillery in Ohio, Michele Hobbs, set out to create something brand new and exclusive in OTR.  The vision of Knox Joseph Distillery at OTR StillHouse began in 2014.  Michele lined up whiskey legion Larry Eversold and PhD flavor scientist in 2014 to begin this journey. OTR StillHouse is a beacon for our city and a place for everyone.  
Knox Joseph Distillery Barrel

Whether crafted onsite in our custom hybrid still, or expertly blended in our distillery, our lineup will continue to evolve. The foundation our original award-winning gins and whiskeys have laid, will hoist our vision for generations.

Still at OTR StillHouse and Knox Joseph Distillery
Wyatt Jack Golden Gin

Our Whiskey Series

James Scott Blended Whiskey
Knox Joseph Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Our very own Michele Hobbs is the first female to ever release bourbon in the state of Ohio

Our Gin Series

Wyatt Jack Glacial Gin
Wyatt Jack Golden Gin

Wyatt Jack Golden and Glacial Gins

A Location Unlike any Other

OTR StillHouse is literally…Everything Missing in cincinnati.

So, what sets us apart? Sure, we have created award winning spirits by blending old-world craftsmanship and modern innovation that provide lovable flavors and superb quality, but we’re so much more than that.

OTR StillHouse is the only indoor/outdoor performance venue, craft distillery, and bar in the area that also serves house made brews and wines. We are a half-acre of relaxation within OTR giving our guests the opportunity to spread out and enjoy themselves. No need to shout to be heard at The OTR StillHouse.

We’re only steps away from the Cincinnati Connector at the Rhinegeist streetcar stop and Findlay Market. And who has over 100 parking spaces available within yards of our entrance? We do.

And what else?

  • Large Interior Bar
  • Spacious Both Indoor and Outdoor
  • Central Parkway Deck Overlooking the Lawn
  • Live Music & Entertainment Platform
  • Free Parking (200 Branch Alley)


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Experience Amazing

Visit the Knox Joseph Distillery at the OTR StillHouse for an experience unlike any other, anywhere. Enjoy painstakingly crafted spirits, pressed and aged onsite wines using California and Washington State grapes, and insanely good beers you can’t find anywhere else.

OTR StillHouse

EST 1899

(513) 421-7800
2017 Branch Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214

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