The Will to Distill: Iowa Distilleries

Thursday, August 01, 2019

For decades, consumers have enjoyed visiting wineries: drinking the fruit of the vine at the source, usually in a comfortable tasting room or beautiful outdoor location, then purchasing bottles to enjoy at home. Then craft breweries entered the scene, and the scenario repeated itself. Now, thanks to Iowa’s House File 607, signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad in May 2017, visitors can enjoy that same tasting room experience at distilleries in the state.

What’s more, the benefits of the new law extend far beyond the flash-in-the-pan experience at a tasting room. Distilleries in the state aren’t just tasty and fun—as you’ll see, they’re measurably beneficial.

But first, a little background.

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