JP Trodden grew up in North Central Washington in a region called The Okanagan, where his father was the very first mail carrier. JP took over this mail route, called “The Star Route”, during Prohibition in the early 1930s. The Star Route actually crossed back and forth over the Canadian border, where spirits were still being sold…and enjoyed.
Being a generous and thirsty man himself, JP was known to stash a few bottles of brown liquor in his mailbag, to share with his friends. Not a bootlegger, mind you, just a kind man helping his friends through a long, dry spell.
These spirits were shared in cabin number 5 on the Star Route, a cabin we still own today. But the brown spirits being enjoyed there now are strictly those that honor the namesake, J.P. Trodden Small Batch Bourbon.