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Bourbon Tariffs a Blow to Burgeoning Craft Alcohol Businesses

Distilling spirits is in Paul Hletko’s DNA.

“Prior to World War II, my grandfather’s family owned what is now a major brewery in the Czech Republic,” he told VOA.

But his grandfather’s Jewish family lost more than a brewery when the Nazis took over Europe during the war.

“The whole family got taken to the camps where they were all murdered, except my grandfather. He spent the rest of his life trying to get the brewery back and never did. And when he died, it struck me that if I didn’t do something to reconnect and reengage with the family legacy, it would …read more