published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Local group petitions for distillery vote in Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA — Should the Scenic City get back in the whiskey business, after almost a century? One local group thinks so.

A newly formed coalition spent the weekend going door-to-door with petitions to get it on the ballot.

A bill to allow additional counties to approve whiskey distilleries without a referendum has been delayed in the current Tennessee General Assembly. Instead of leaving it up to state lawmakers, the group "Let Hamilton Distill" is pushing for Hamilton County residents to have the vote for its own community.

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