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Booze Sample Bill Headed To Governor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A bill headed to the Mississippi governor would allow licensed distilleries to distribute free samples to people 21 or older.

House Bill 1300 received final approval in the Senate on Thursday.

If it becomes law, it would allow small tasting samples for people touring a distillery. A customer would be limited to four samples of a quarter ounce each in a 24-hour period. Samples could only be distributed between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

There is only one licensed distillery in Mississippi, Cathead Vodka in Madison County. A law enacted last year allowed breweries to serve samples to visitors. That law permits visitors to a brewery to try up to six 6-ounce samples in a 24-hour period.