Kentucky Aims To Legalize Distilleries’ Private Barrel Selections

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The Whiskey Wash

A new bill in the Kentucky state legislature seeks to legalize private barrel selections at distilleries. This could have nationwide implications, as private barrels (or store picks) have been a sizable boost in the bourbon economy in recent years. Kentucky House Majority Whip Chad McCoy filed House Bill 500 last week seeking legal clarity in the gray area of private barrel selections. “Bourbon is more than a cultural icon. It is a proven economic powerhouse for our Commonwealth,” McCoy wrote in a recent editorial. “Even in the midst of a global pandemic, tourists are visiting the Bourbon Trai…

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