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    How boosting distilleries can boost local communities

    Since the end of Prohibition, NC distilleries have faced a very restrictive regulatory environment, even more so than wineries and breweries. The good news is that relaxing these restrictions can bring about catch-up growth in the distillery industry here.
    Jon Sanders, June 17, 2019
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    Carolina Journal update on distillery freedom bill

    The bill would make several reforms freeing up North Carolina distilleries from burdensome restrictions — restrictions that aren't faced by their peers in many other states.
    Jon Sanders, June 11, 2019
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    Gov. Pat McCrory signs distillery sales bill

    Rep. Mike Hager Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the distillery sales bill, which will allow local distilleries to sell one bottle of spirits on premise for off-premise consumption to an individual once a year. Said House Majority Leader Mike Hager, R-Rutherford: “We heard from business owner…
    Barry Smith, June 19, 2015
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    Distillery sales bill gains final Senate passage

    North Carolina distilleries moved a step closer to being able to sell a limited quantity of their spirits at their location Monday night. The state Senate approved a bill allowing them to sell a customer one bottle of spirits during a 12-month period. The bill passed by a 40-7…
    Barry Smith, June 1, 2015