First liquor sampling in state to take place at Discount Liquor

Freeman Staff

April 16, 2015

WAUKESHA — The first sampling of distilled spirits in Wisconsin will be held Friday at Discount Liquor in downtown Waukesha.

According to an announcement, after Great Lakes Distillery owner Guy Rehorst lead the effort to allow small samples of liquor at package store tasting events, he decided to hold the first tasting in Waukesha.

On April 8, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that allows consumers to “try before they buy” at pre-planned tasting events. Customers of legal drinking age are able to taste a single half-ounce of spirits per day, according to the announcement.

Friday’s tasting will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Discount Liquor, 919 N. Barstow St., Waukesha.