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Farm Liquor Bill Heard At Legislature

Farms can make and sell wine in andamp;lt;a href=andamp;quot;http://www.kxnet.com/t/north-dakotaandamp;quot; class=andamp;quot;kxInlineLinkandamp;quot;andamp;gt;North Dakotaandamp;lt;/aandamp;gt; but not hard liquor… A bill heard today would change that… It would allow for a new andamp;quot;farm distilleryandamp;quot; license for North Dakotan’s who want to make whiskey, vodka or other grain based spirits. The liquor would have to made using a majority of North Dakota products. Jeff Peterson ownes Pointe of View Winery in Burlington. He’s interested in expanding his business to producing liquor. He says the winery draws thousand of tourists every year more would come if they made other products… (Jeff Peterson / Pointe of View Winery) andamp;quot;We’re open May through December. We see people from across the United States some countries, and we’d like to get more of those folks. This is a huge opportunity. It’s been booming across U.S. many states enacting legislation to allow this, some already allow this, we’d like to do the same.andamp;quot; The proposed law also allows the liquor maker to give away free samples, hosting tasting events and ship up to 25,000 gallons annually to people who are legally allowed to buy beverages.

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