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WA Lege Day 29: Craft liquor at farmers marts

OLYMPIA – Locally distilled liquor could be bought at farmer’s markets along with organic tomatoes and hand-made candles under a plan being considered by the Legislature.
And customers in state liquor stores would be able to taste test some pricy or exotic brands before buying under another proposal.
The state’s growing number of craft distilleries could sell their gins, vodkas and whiskeys at farmers markets that obtain the proper permits under Senate Bill 5650. Some farmers markets already can offer local wine or beer.
Ryan Hembree of Skip Rock distillers in Snohomish County said it would be away of keeping money local by selling liquor made from local grains. “There’s a community pride in the product,” he said.
  

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