Florida Senate passes craft distillers bill

Florida Senate approves bill allowing on-site liquor sales at craft distilleries

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate has given final approval to a bill allowing on-site sales of liquor at the state's craft liquor distilleries.

The measure (HB 347) passed on a 36-0 vote Friday and now goes to Gov. Rick Scott. It previously cleared the House.

A distillery cannot produce more than 75,000 gallons to remain eligible for retail sales.

Liquor distributors and retailers had opposed the bill until the bottle limit was changed to two from 24. Florida wineries and craft brewers are already able to sell their products on-site for customers to take home.

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