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Expanding distillery sales quashed

An attempt to expand the sales of alcohol people can buy when touring distilleries was killed in a Senate committee on Wednesday.

Last year the General Assembly authorized the sale of one bottle per person per year that can be sold on the premises of a distillery after a tour. This year an effort was advanced to allow the sales of one bottle of each product — whiskey, gin or vodka, for instance — to each person once a year.

It met with opposition from some senators who were worried about easing the state’s longstanding liquor-control laws. The provision, which was part of a deregulation bill moving through the Senate, was removed from the bill on Wednesday.

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