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For the love of whiskey: How a distillery led Denver Riggleman to Congress
‘I’ve only given away probably about 100 bottles’ to new colleagues so far, Virginia Republican says

Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., and his wife, Christine Riggleman, showcase Silverback Distillery in Afton, Va. Regulatory burdens the couple encountered in helping Christine build the business inspired Riggleman to run for Congress so he could help other small business owners. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Denver Riggleman never saw himself getting involved in politics. It was his wife’s dream of owning a distillery that unexpectedly opened that career path.

“I think I’m the only distiller in Congress,” the Virginia Republican said. “Actually, I’m a junior distiller. I work for a master.”