In a classic Granholm v. Heald situation involving a lack of parity between in-state and out-of-state distilleries, Washington state allows in-state distilleries the privileges of direct sale and shipment of their liquors to Washington residents and restricts out-of-state distilleries from doing the same.
Under the Washington laws for alcohol production and sale, Washington distilleries can act as a retailer of their products (and those of other distilleries) if they abide by retailer rules – primarily – maintaining a physical presence in the state. Distilleries that have a physical retail location can ship internet orders directly to customers. The in-state physical
Continue Reading Case involving alcohol law allowing in-state distilleries shipping direct to citizens and prohibiting out-of-state distilleries from doing the same allowed to proceed after direct comparison to Granholm.