03/06/2013 08:04 pm ET Updated May 06, 2013

California Distillers Lobby For Ability To Sell Products During Tours

This article comes to us courtesy of 7x7 magazine.

By Courtney Humiston

What does California have in common with Nevada, Alaska and Mississippi? If you're stumped, don't worry, because there may actually only be one thing: A prohibition against distilleries selling tastes and bottles of their product at the actual distillery.

Yep, it's true. When it comes to certain liquor laws, California is about as progressive as a dogsled race. But if the California Artisanal Distillers Guild or CADG, has their way, that may soon change. The "Taste California" petition, currently being lobbied in Sacramento, is challenging Prohibition-era laws that make it impossible for distilleries to sell tastings along with a tour, just as wineries and breweries are already allowed to do.

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