BKO Distillery, which gets its name from a combination of the founders’ initials, was founded in 2018 by Brad Kochmit & Ken Obloy. They are two local entrepreneurs with a passion for taking things above and beyond. They are two individuals who live by the philosophy that you don’t need to “invent the wheel”, you just need to “re-invent the wheel”. After years of planning and nearly 14 months of hurdles after securing our location, the distillery finally opened its doors to the public on February 22nd, 2020. We launched our first brand, Voudoux Vodka, to rave reviews. Shortly after, the pandemic hit and BKO started additionally producing spray sanitizer to help combat Covid-19. The distillery provided over 14,000+ free bottles of sanitizer to the public between March 2020 and May 2020. With the shift back to focusing on spirits, BKO has grown substantially due to the demand for Voudoux Vodka. In August of 2021, we added over 7000 sq ft to the original 1000 sq ft facility to not only keep up with demand of Voudoux Vodka, but to start production of our other brands as well. Whiskey, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Moonshine, and maybe even some other things that don’t quite fit into any of those categories will be coming soon.
The future looks bright and BKO Distillery’s ONLY goal is to produce the absolute highest quality, hand crafted, ultra premium spirits, possible and create those spirits right here in our hometown … all while pricing our products as affordably as we possibly can to the public. No gimmicks. No tricks. Our products are made entirely by hand in our facility from start to finish. From fermentation all the way to bottling and shipping, we are extremely proud of what we do and what we create. We would love to show you who we are and what we do. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by our tasting room and try a sample for yourself and take a tour of our distillery in beautiful Medina Ohio.