Monday, May 18, 2009

Texas to Permit Tastings at Distilleries.

Dan Garrison got some good news today. Garrison is the guy behind Garrison Brothers Distillery, which is in Hye, Texas. Last week, the legislature passed and the governor signed a law that makes it legal for Texas distilleries to provide free samples of their products at the distillery itself. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which reported the story, there are "fewer than a dozen" distilleries in Texas. The best known is probably Tito's Vodka. Garrison Brothers doesn't have any product on the market yet because they are making bourbon whiskey, and their oldest barrels are only about a year old, but now they can at least give visitors a taste.

Hey, Kentucky. Some states actually pass laws to support their local distilling industry. You might want to look into that.

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