Your state is where you're from.
You are an American. You live in, say...Green Bay. But you're from Wisconsin. You're from Illinois. You're from Minnesota.
Your state is where your accent vanishes (or bubbles up, depending). Your state is where home games are played. Your state is where you're familiar with all the random stuff, like that huge fiberglass statue of a musky up in Hayward near the Quiet Lakes, or the big 'M' in Platteville, or that the greatest bar on the continent can be found in Eau Claire, on Water Street, and has no sign.
Your state is where you provide your industry, where you pay your mortgage, where your vote matters. Your state fashions your temperament, establishes your values, affixes your standards for time and distance. And if it's not the state your parents are from, it's the state your kids are from, and that's more important.
The beauty of this whole American set-up is that you can cruise unfettered from state to state, leaving your culture without leaving your country. But while your homeland stretches from ocean to ocean, from deserts to mountains to tropics to tundra, you're never back where you truly belong until your own state lines surround you again.
At State Line Distillery, our philosophy celebrates those invisible boundaries, how they insulate us one day and beckon us beyond them the next. How they give us our own regions, our little 50th of this sprawling land, to better comprehend and identify with. To cultivate, to enrich, to memorialize, and to take pride in.
State Line Distillery is proudly Wisconsin. We source our grains from local fields, our botanicals from local gardens. We're headquartered in the capital city. Our aim is to bottle the best of home, which in turn can be poured out and raised up in commemoration of life here, its pleasures big and small, its history and its future.
So here's to our state. Here's to yours. Here's to the lines that run in between.