Washington’s New Distillery on Chehalis Tribal Land Is Reclaiming Space For Indigenous Owners

New and interesting. Read further in Eater Seattle.

A little bit of history was recently made in Grand Mound, Washington. In late June, Talking Cedar — a massive new gastropub with its own brewery and distillery — became the first facility in the country to legally produce alcohol on tribal land. As it prepares to fully ramp up spirits production in November, including gin, vodka, and rum, the distillery stands to open many new business opportunities for its Indigenous owners. But first it had to overcome a 184-year-old law that was originally enacted in a campaign to oppress Native Americans.

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