Bill Expands Counties’ Distillery Provision

A bill to change the state’s 2009 whiskey distillery law to include Hamilton County was approved 22-8 in the Senate today and now goes to the House. The measure would allow Chattanooga and other cities that have passed both liquor-by-the-drink and retail package store sales to operate distilleries. Chattanooga Whiskey Co. sought the legislation after Hamilton County was excluded from the original law, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.