Distilleries Push N.C. Bill For Limited On-Site Sales | Eastern North Carolina Now

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Chapel Hill proprietor touts potential economic benefits


    RALEIGH     Craft breweries and wineries in North Carolina can sell their products to people who take a tour of their facilities. Senate Bill 24 would allow distilleries to follow suit.

    Current state law bans distilleries from making on-site sales. Scott Maitland, proprietor of Top of the Hill Distillery in Chapel Hill, touted the potential economic benefits of changing state law during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society.

    In the video clip below, Maitland explains how S.B. 24 would help distilleries follow the lead of craft breweries.


    Click here to watch the full 50:04 presentation.
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