Under state control, Washington liquor prices were almost double what they are in Northern California. Indications so far are that prices will go even higher with private sales. There’s really no excuse for this since the state will no longer be leasing the buildings and paying the employees to sell the stuff. This is nothing more than state government continuing its attitude of treating adult consumers like ignorant children.
For me an annual trip to Northern California is the way to go. The savings in the price difference will way more than pay for any gas I might burn.