NASHVILLE — Senators today approved changes in the state’s 2009 whiskey distillery law that puts Hamilton County into its provisions and would allow distilleries in Chattanooga or other cities that have passed both liquor-by-the-drink and retail package store sales.
The bill passed 22-8 and now goes to the House.
Chattanooga Whiskey Co. sought the legislation after Hamilton County was excluded from the original law.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...