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Liquor sampling at Farmer’s Markets

Sam's Club vodka (Sam's Club)
Sam's Club vodka (Sam's Club)

OLYMPIA – Locally distilled liquor could be bought at farmers markets along with organic tomatoes and handmade candles under a plan being considered by the Legislature.

And customers in state liquor stores would be able to taste test some pricey 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 a way of keeping money local by selling liquor made from local grains. “There’s a community pride in the product,” he said. Jim Camden, SR  Read more.

Wow! If this passes in WA maybe it will catch on in Idaho and Bent will branch out from brewery to distillery. Then Sunny could offer samples at the Farmer's Market and....

Do you think it's a good idea to let customers sample liquor?




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