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  • Summary date: May 19 2011 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes proposed GS 18B-1105.2, which allowed a properly licensed distillery to hold a consumer tasting event of spirituous liquor at the distillery. Amends proposed subdivision GS 18B-1105(4) to allow a specified licensed distillery to sell spirituous liquor distilled at the distillery, in closed containers, to consumers who participate in tours of the distillery, to be consumed off the premises of the distillery (was, permitted sales to consumers to be consumed off the premises). Restricts such sale practices to those distilleries (1) located in an area where the establishment of an ABC store has been approved under GS 18B-602(g), and (2) which hold tours of the distillery and its full operation as a regular course of business. Provides that retail sales of spirituous liquor under proposed subdivision (4) is subject to the provisions of GS 18B-802. Distinguishes between prearranged tours of the distillery and walk-in tours, selling hours and days when sales of spirituous liquor may be sold based on whether the tour is prearranged or a walk-in tour. Sets limits for the amount of spirituous liquor that may be sold in a single business day to a distillery patron.
    Makes conforming changes to the title.

  • Summary date: Apr 19 2011 - View Summary

    Amends GS 18B-1105 as title indicates, and requires ABC Commission to adopt regulations governing retail sales at distilleries. Adds GS 18B-1105.2 authorizing distillery permit-holder to conduct consumer tasting events on the following conditions: (1) person pouring wine at event must be an employee at least 21 years old; (2) person pouring spirituous liquor must check IDs, and consumption by persons under-age is prohibited; (3) consumers may not be charged for samples and may not consume more than 1.5 oz. of liquor in a day; (4) tastings must be held at distillery which produced liquor, and may not be held when sale is otherwise prohibited; (5) a tasting event may not be advertised. Directs the Commission to adopt rules to assure that tastings are not used as a subterfuge for unlawful sale or distribution, nor by industry members as unlawful inducements to retail permit holders. Effective October 1, 2011.