Firewater, Washington-style

January 28, 2008

“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” —W.C. Fields

Looks like Washington distillers may follow in Jack Daniels’ footsteps, according to Crosscut’s Knute Berger. Washington liquor-makers are proposing a new bill that will allow them to sell to the public, direct from the distillery. What’s more, the bill will require them to purchase at least 50% of their raw materials from Washington farmers — a boon for local agribusiness, to be sure.

If all goes as planned in the state capitol, I’ll be drinking 100-mile Boilermakers toot sweet.

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