Kentucky’s bourbon distillers are pushing the legislature to simplify tasting laws during the next session.
Bourbon Distillers want the lawmakers to make it easier to to set up bourbon sample booths at conventions, conferences, liquor stores, restaurants and special events, said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.
“This proposal would update Kentucky’s laws regarding the promotional sampling of distilled spirits and bring them up to date with modern marketing practices,”
Currently master distillers can’t be on hand at samplings to discuss and promote their products, Gregory said.
“Our master distillers know more about their brands than anybody else in the world. We would think it’s more educational for consumers to be able to talk to these people.”
Customers also would be limited to three, half–ounce samples per day.