One of the shows I saw, featured a distillery that was very much like a micro brewry, restraunt. You go in for dinner, sample some different whiskeys, and have a nice night. I thought it was interesting that they used different types of caramel extracts to get the flovor and coloring that barrel aging creates. (hope that does not stray to far into the process)
I also thought it was real cool the place, of which name I forget, is right here near me in Bosie, ID. Dude said it took about 2-3 years to really catch on, but now runs a thriving business. How great would it be to see such places spring up all over in the next few years?! Hopefully, laws will lax a bit. This whole deal about the government worrid about our safety is just a way to not have to admit it's all about money. Sure, maybe they would lose some tax dollars by legalizing it, but do you not think there would be a small offset in the tax dollars then spent on grain, equipment, ingridents, etc... Would be so nice to see it legalized.