Two years of hard work for the up-and-coming Appalachian Gap Distillery, which was supposed to start production this fall.
“We were really hoping that we were going to get our coffee liquor and coffee whiskey out by the end of the year. I think at this point that’s looking really unlikely,” Burkins said.
Any products they sell have to have formulas and labels that are approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. But: “Just as I’m getting ready to put in my coffee liqueur formulation, the website goes down,” Burkins said.
No new labels or formulas are being approved during the government shutdown. All Burkins can do is test their coffee liqueur and wait.
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