The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today a new multiyear partnership with High Bank Distillery, the Columbus-based craft spirits distillery and restaurant located in the city's Grandview neighborhood.
The partnership is highlighted by two new branded bars within Nationwide Arena that feature a trio of High Bank Distillery's specialty drinks. The bars were unveiled to fans during Friday's home-opening game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The main concourse location sits on the east end of the arena adjacent to one of the team's most popular attractions, the cannon. The second bar will serve Club Level customers. The signature cocktails featuring High Bank's handcrafted gin, vodka and whiskey will be available during Blue Jackets hockey games, concerts and most special events. The partnership also calls for the team to host private events for its business customers at High Bank.
"We're thrilled to welcome High Bank Distillery to the Blue Jackets family of partners as we showcase their brand at a bar right next to one of our most frequently visited attractions, our goal cannon," said Ryan Shirk, Blue Jackets Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "High Bank's specialty drinks will be a terrific addition to the current menu of cocktail options available to our fans and special-event guests."
"High Bank Distillery is excited and humbled to be able to partner with the Columbus Blue Jackets - an organization that we have immense respect for due to their commitment to excellence as an organization and their commitment to investing in and supporting the Columbus community," said Jordan Helman, President & Co-founder of High Bank Distillery Co. "We look forward to elevating the fan experience by incorporating two High Bank bars into Nationwide Arena, and we hope that this experience will encourage fans to check out our unique micro-distillery, which features a full-service bar and restaurant, just down the road from the arena."
About High Bank Distillery
Locally owned High Bank Distillery Co. is an immersive distillery experience with a full-service bar, restaurant and game area which features elevated, casual food offerings with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients that pair well with house made, hand crafted spirits. High Bank has a distinguished craft cocktail menu that features both classic and in-house creations. If cocktails are not your thing, don't worry, we have plenty of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options as well.