“This is something that we need now, this is something we need for years.”
“Like many creatives during this pandemic, I had been going through a particularly foggy period… Driving around and seeing these homemade signs, it was so clear how I could directly contribute.”
With their tasting rooms closed and the state refusing to allow restaurants and bars to offer cocktails for takeout and delivery, Massachusetts distilleries are struggling to support staff and connect with customers. But a few local makers have found innovative—and safe—ways to furnish locals with drinks and behind-the-bar education.
The petition asks officials to consider: excise tax relief for the alcohol used to make hand sanitizer; the ability to sell and ship products directly to consumers within the state; and the ability for bars and restaurants to sell cocktails with takeout food orders.
"We’re all in this together, and we’ve got to all stay afloat in order to end up alright on the other side."
Read on to ensure that visions of Kris Kringle Coladas and Manischewitz cobblers dance in your head.
“It just seemed like the right time to find some partners and create one that showcased the Boston hospitality industry. It’s grown to encompass a little bit more of New England, so we try to do outreach and work with bartenders in all of the other New England states.”
“I’m just really excited for us to bring a side of the holidays that doesn’t always get the most attention, and I think it’s going to be really fun whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not."
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