Thursday, March 1, 2012

Too Legit: Post Prohibition, Woodinville Whiskey Co. Bottles Delivered Legally to Above Ground Bar and a Seattle Icon

KOMO News snuck a snapshot of a deal going down this morning.  Their report: "In an event notable for its lack of Tommy guns, paddy wagons and Al Capone, the Space Needle received the state’s first private delivery of liquor since Prohibition.
The state's first private delivery of liquor since Prohibition goes down at the Space Needle

Thanks to November’s voter-approved initiative, Woodinville Whiskey Co’s distributor, Click Wholesale Distributing of Kent, was able to sell and deliver its shipment of the local distillery's Headlong White Dog Whiskey and Peabody Jones Vodka to the Needle at 9 a.m. this morning.

March 1 is the first day bars and restaurants in Washington can buy directly from distilleries since the state-run liquor system started in the 1930s.

But, the average drinker won’t be able to purchase alcohol from private retailers until June. So far, more than 800 stores have applied to sell liquor statewide."

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