There is a reason that I wanted to open a distillery in the Missouri Ozarks and it has a lot to do with the State Government. I wanted to be in the Ozarks, for sure, but I did need to narrow it down to either Missouri or Arkansas. Both of these states are near and dear to my heart but Missouri ultimately won out due to the fact that their laws are easier to navigate, understand, and be compliant with. Today I interviewed some very knowledgeable and helpful gents at the MO Alcohol and Tobacco Control branch of the Department of Public Safety. Listen for some real good advice for when you are working on your state application.