Well… it remains a dream. The local bureaucrats and anxiety ridden neighbors in our Kapahi farm neighborhood haven’t been able to see past their unfounded fears to allow us to distill our Kauai grown corn into bourbon. With every permit in hand except for the local County Liquor Commission’s we will have to wait until the Spring of 2019 to re-apply unless our appeal is heard by the fifth circuit court by the time our next round of public hearings take place. The actions by the County government and non farming neighbors living on agricultural land directly conflicts with our right to farm protected by both the State and Federal law.
“I’ve been beating Hawaii’s nanny state since 1993, and I’m confident that we will beat them again, and earn our right to distill our bourbon on Kauai.”
Les Drent, owner of LBD Coffee