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  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Small Iowa liquor distillers may soon be toasting a new state law that would permit them to sell their product on site.

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Recommendations for updating Iowa's liquor laws would level the playing field in the state's alcohol industry, according to Garrett Burchett, …

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  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

URBANDALE, Iowa — A state task force comprised of stakeholders from across the alcoholic beverages industry met Friday to take a first, introd…

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During a stop on the Kentucky bourbon tour a few years ago, Sean McQueen stood in the back of the crowd and choked down a sample of Maker's Ma…

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — When Bettendorf brothers Mike and Matt Blaum decided in 2013 to open a whiskey distillery, they chose Galena, Ill., in part becau…

If things had gone down differently, Davenport could have been the whiskey capitol of the world.

An iconic Quad-City brand is blending its spicy flavor with that of a growing area distillery.

  • Larry Fisher, QUAD-CITY TIMES

The Mississippi River Distilling Co. in LeClaire.

  • Larry Fisher, QUAD-CITY TIMES

Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Gov. Terry Branstad, center, talk with Ryan Burchett, co-owner of Mississippi River Distilling Co. in LeClaire,…

  • QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO

The Mississippi River Distilling Co., LeClaire, offers whiskey samples from noon-4 p.m. Sunday during the inaugural "Taste of LeClaire" event.