Whiskey and Privacy

Roy Olmstead was a Seattle police officer and already 30 years old when the state of Washington pass a constitutional amendment making the state bone dry. Federal Prohibition was still 4 years away, it was 1915. Washington prohibition started softly in early 1909, with cities and counties being authorized to pass their own prohibition ordinances. …
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Our Cocktail Constitution

The history of the US and the rest of the world is shaped by liquor, beer and wine.  You may not have ever seen how much of an impact it has on what you’ve done and how law applies to us in the modern era. If you look at the constitution most people only see …
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Mudder’s Milk

” [Zhe shi shen me lan dong xi!?] ~ “What is this garbage!?” – Hoburn Wash “Mudder’s Milk –  All the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15% alcohol.” – Jayne Cobb “It’s horrific!” – Hoburn Wash A long time ago in a television show that got quickly canceled there …
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Distilleries of Portland

You can be forgiven for thinking that Portland Oregon is the distillery capital of the country.  Our neighbor/hat to the north Washington has significantly more even just inside the Seattle city limits but their distribution around town makes any kind of reasonable tour more difficult.  The density and number of distilleries who have landed in …
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