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NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Did You Know -> Whiskey was the very first domestic product to be taxed by the newly formed United States in 1791, resulting in the famed 'Whiskey Rebellion'
We often get asked why distilleries must abide by different tasting and sales rules than their beer and wine counterparts in many states. In short, Prohibition-era laws have governed the distilled spirit world since, well, Prohibition. From developing, distilling and aging spirits, to navigating the maze of state and federal laws that govern the production, advertising and sale of spirits, distillers face an uphill battle. It wasn't until 2013 and 2015 respectively that California craft distillers could offer tastings and sell their liquors direct to consumers on their premises.
We've come a long way in just a few short years thanks to the relentless work of the distillers before us. It's with that in mind that we encourage you to become acquainted with craft spirits as we enter another round of indoor tasting room closures in California amidst Covid-19. Many California craft distilleries are allowed to ship direct to consumers within the state for the very first time thanks to a temporary allowance. Now is the perfect time to enjoy modern spirits and experiment in your own home by trying them neat (aka unadulterated out of the bottle), over ice, and in mixed drinks.
We look forward to bringing you our spirits as soon as we can. Until then, by supporting small-batch American distilling you contribute to an age-old tradition whose finest days, we believe, are yet to come.
Until next time, we raise a glass to the small but mighty-
Bonnie & Nate Randall
Founders, Owners, Operators