The state-run liquor store in Ballard (2840 NW Market St) is one of 30 stores selected for a spirit tasting pilot project. Starting today, and for the next year, distillers’ representatives will be able to come in and give 1/4 ounce samples of their liquor. Only those selling premium category and above will be allowed to offer tastings.
“We are excited to have this opportunity for our customers to taste new and interesting products in our stores,” said Washington State Liquor Control Board Chair Sharon Foster. “With more than 1,100 spirits products available in state stores, customers can now enhance their product knowledge by trying something they may never have considered before and learn first-hand about the products from distillers’ representatives. ”
Here is a look at the upcoming tastings in Ballard:
All tastings are from 4 to 6 p.m. Other tasting locations can be found here.