Local Hooch Now more Available in Jersey
New Jersey’s artisan distillers, rejoice! Gov. Chris Christie today signed into law a bill granting tours, tastings and sales at the state’s (very few) liquor distilleries. The bill also creates a Craft Distillers License for shiners producing less than 20,000 gallons of the good stuff per year, and updates several other liquor-related laws not altered since the death of Prohibition.
Jersey, however, is home to just one small distiller, Jersey Artisan Distilling, with a second, Cooper River Distillers, opening shop soon. Neither, unfortunately, will offer tours this year—they’re still working off their old license. [Foobooz]