What’s in it?
Dayton Comestibles Corn Whiskey Mustard is an artisan whole grain mustard made from a blend of two different kinds of mustard seeds, apple cider vinegar, a top-secret blend of spices, brown sugar, and maple syrup, flavored with small-batch artisan Corn Whiskey made in Ohio.
What does it taste like?
Like fine spirits, the mustard has multiple layers of flavor, starting (of course) with mustard, but there are also fruity, sweet, smoky recollections of a summer cookout in the Buckeye State. Most people say it doesn’t taste like anything they’ve ever had before.
Where can I get it?
Dayton Comestibles Corn Whiskey Mustard is not yet available commercially. In order to sell our mustard to the public or restaurants, the State of Ohio requires us to produce the mustard in a licensed commercial kitchen and package it in a licensed commercial canning facility. There are also state and federal labeling requirements we have to meet.
As the winner of the 2016 Ohio Signature Food Contest presented by the Center for Innovative Food Technologies and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, we are getting much of the technical support and know-how we need to get Dayton Comestibles Corn Whiskey Mustard onto store shelves. Join our mailing list (use the form below) and you’ll be among the first to find out when we have our official launch party!
When can I get it?
It takes time for the food safety analysis, nutritional analysis, label approval, and other regulatory requirements. We also need to raise the capital to buy the ingredients and packaging, have a logo and labels designed and printed, buy a retail bar code, and so forth. If all goes well, we hope to have our mustard in your hands before the end of 2017.
Why did you change the name?
We developed the award-winning “Indian Creek Corn Whiskey Mustard” with the enthusiastic support and approval of the owners of Indian Creek Distillery, makers of the corn whiskey we used in our product. We entered and won the Ohio Signature Food Contest, and generated a great deal of publicity for the distillery, using this product name. In fact, our business model is to help Ohio’s craft distillers create new revenue streams by partnering with them to develop condiments that feature their products. Incorporating the featured distillery’s name in the marketing materials and label is part of that effort.
Unfortunately, after using that name with the distillery’s approval for over seven months, we were informed that the distillery’s attorney had raised an objection to our use of the words “Indian Creek” as a descriptor in our product name. After several months of trying, were not able to work out a licensing agreement that would allow us to keep using the name, logo and marketing materials we had already developed. So the search was on for a new name. It will be revealed in the Our Ohio segment featuring our product, which is set to air on July 22, 2017 on PBS stations throughout Ohio.