Hamilton County Commission bars distilleries from unincorporated areas

Hamilton County Commission bars distilleries from unincorporated areas

June 19th, 2013 by Louie Brogdon in Local Regional News

Hamilton County commissioners today voted to exempt the unincorporated county from the so-called whiskey law, effectively barring liquor manufacturers from operating in those areas.

If residents in unincorporated areas want to allow distilleries in the future, they will have to pass a referendum on a general election ballot to do so.

Commissioner Jim Fields moved to amend the initial resolution to specifically include that residents could vote on a referendum on the matter.