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Washington makes list of Top Five unexpected states for ‘great whiskey’ production continues to pour the love on Washington – and specifically Spokane – and this time it’s in the form of whiskey. In a story posted Monday with the headline …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Man seeks whiskey treasure; gets grouse, bear instead

John K. Ashley, Jr., local mining engineer, heard whispers that an old abandoned mine above Lake Pend Oreille held a cache of liquid treasure — a quart of bonded rye …

Running Tab: Whiskey Barrel Weekend at Coeur d’Alene Resort a celebration of Inland Northwest

Coeur d’Alene Resort hosted its first Whiskey Barrel Weekend sponsored by Maker’s Mark. Maker’s Mark shared the spotlight because a team from the resort traveled to the Maker’s Mark distillery …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Resort is rolling out its first Whiskey Barrel Weekend

Coeur d’Alene Resort’s first Whiskey Barrel Weekend this Friday and Saturday – celebrating all things whiskey paired with cuisine, jazz, demonstrations and workshops – also is commemorating a special occasion: …

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico; Spokane’s Dry Fly still wrestles with other trade duties

American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico …

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Hogwash Whiskey Den loses $10,000 worth of scotch in flood

The Hogwash Whiskey Den in downtown Spokane lost $10,000 worth of whiskey, including a rare scotch collection, when the building flooded Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

EU imposes tariffs on U.S. peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the …

Whiskey tariffs hurting Dry Fly Distilling’s international sales

Dry Fly Distilling is losing international whiskey sales as a trade war develops between the U.S. and its allies.

100 years ago in Spokane: Male jurors drink evidence in bootlegging trial

A total of 26 pints of whiskey were entered into evidence in a Spokane bootlegging case, but eight of the pints mysteriously disappeared before the trial was over. The women …

Bruce Holbert takes a shot of ‘Whiskey’ in latest novel set in Eastern Washington

There’s violence in his latest book, “Whiskey,” which comes out Tuesday from Farrar Straus Giroux. But in his mind, it’s violence of a different variety.

New frontier for craft U.S. whiskey may be underfoot in Olympic Peninsula bog

For Washington’s Mat Hofmann, peat has become one key to making a Pacific Northwest whiskey, along with lesser-known strains of barley that thrive here and barrels made with a regional …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Whiskey bottle found next to man who led police on a chase through the Lowe’s parking lot

A man driving a Ford Mustang erratically led deputies on a high speed chase through parking lots on North Division just before 2 a.m. Friday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Judge allows jury to drink alleged whisky to determine if woman violated prohibition laws

A jury returned with verdict and a half-empty bottle of whisky in a liquor violation case.

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

New tasting room at Dry Fly Distilling celebrates grain-to-glass journey

Dry Fly Distilling likes to highlight the journey from farm to bottle – the use of grains produced on the Palouse to make its acclaimed gin, vodka, whiskey and bourbon. …

100 years ago in Spokane: Even as prohibition gets stricter, woman wins permit to give whiskey to parrot

A Spokane woman had a creative excuse for needing a liquor permit. “While I do not drink liquor myself, I fear my parrot will die if he cannot have whiskey …

100 years ago in Spokane: Police uncover illegal booze, drug operation in South Hill home

From our archive, 100 years ago Two women and three men were arrested after police found opium, cocaine, morphine and 125 quarts of whisky in a house on the lower …

100 years ago in Spokane: Doctor arrested after issuing 27 prescriptions for whisky

From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane pioneer physician, Dr. W.D. Valentine, was locked up in county jail for issuing prescriptions for whisky by the score.

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man praised, jailed for his homemade whiskey

From our archives, 100 years ago A court hearing on a bootlegging charge turned into a whisky-tasting session.

Whiskey loosens its tie, appeals to new generation of drinkers

Buh-bye vodka: it’s whiskey for the win

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s whiskey drinkers were beginning to make plans for the coming of statewide prohibition on Jan. 1, and Jimmie Durkin was offering to help.

Cocktail packs a cool punch

Here’s a cocktail in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But you’re going to have to cut me some slack. Why? Because I know what you’re expecting. Any cocktail for this …

The rules for whiskey club

The first rule of whiskey club is you talk about whiskey. The second rule of whiskey club is you talk about whiske y. Really talk about it. The nose. The …

Japan’s whiskies follow Scottish roots

Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an “e.” The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky. The Japanese also drink whisky, …

Japan’s whiskies follow Scottish roots

Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an “e.” The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky. The Japanese also drink whisky, …

Police cracking down on infused drinks

BOISE – The Idaho State Police has bolstered the Alcohol Beverage Control Unit and is cracking down in Boise on infused alcohol such as bacon-infused whiskey and basil-infused vodka. Lt. …


Area bartenders and distillers are bringing something new to cocktails and spirits – patience. Aging drinks and liquor in oak barrels can bring a whole new depth of flavor and …

Plenty of reasons to visit Ireland; whiskey should be near the top

DUBLIN – True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as Scotch whisky. Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, …