Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., spent part of Thursday afternoon meeting with Wishkah River Distillery partner and lead distiller Josh Mayr to tour his facility and discuss issues facing Mayr as a business owner. Much of their discussion focused around House Bill 4083, which if passed, would reduce excised taxes on distilled spirits to $2.70 per proof gallon from $13.50. Mayr says he would spend the money saved from the bill on hiring another employee to further grow his business and urged Kilmer to support the bill.
Kilmer visits Wishkah River Distillery
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