Alcohol shipping bill passes


HOPING FOR, AND NOW THAT IT IS
SO CLOSE TO BEING A REALITY,
THEY SAY IT WILL MAKE A HUGE
DIFFERENCE, ESPECIALLY FOR
SMALLER DISTILLERIES. MIKE ADAMS ISN’T FROM KENTUCKY,
>>NOPE, CLEVELAND OHIO. CAROLYN: HE’S IN THE BLUEGRASS
STATE FOR ONE REASON,
>>CAME HERE FOR THE BOURBON,
DOING THE WHOLE TOUR UP AND DOWN
THE STATE. CAROLYN: AND HE’S NOT ALONE. THE KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’
ASSOCIATION SAYS MORE THAN 1.5
MILLION STOPS WERE MADE AT
KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL AND CRAFT
TOUR DISTILLERIES LAST YEAR WITH
— LAST YEAR WITH 70% COMING , FROM OUT OF STATE. MANY OF THOSE TOURISTS COULDN’T
BRING BOTTLES OF BOURBON HOME
WITH THEM.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COME
IN FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED
STATES THAT BUY OUR PRODUCT AND
THEN THEY CAN’T TAKE IT ON THE
PLANE, BECAUSE THEY DON’T CHECK
THEIR LUGGAGE. THEY WANT US TO SHIP IT. WE CAN’T SHIP IT. CAROLYN CORKY TAYLOR IS THE CEO
: OF KENTUCKY PEERLESS
DISTILLING COMPANY IN
LOUISVILLE. HE’S THRILLED ABOUT THE BILL
THAT WOULD ALLOW DISTILLERIES TO
SHIP ALCOHOL TO HOMES.>>IT GIVES US A LOT OF EXPOSURE
ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. CAROLYN: HOUSE BILL 400 ALLOWS
BOURBON DISTILLERIES TO SHIP
SPIRITS THROUGH THE MAIL. IT’S SOMETHING PEELESS HEAD
DISTILLER CALEB KILBURN SAYS
WILL BE A BOOST TO BUSINESS.>>WE’RE A NEWER DISTILLERY SO
NOT A HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KNOW
ABOUT US. SO CAPITALIZING ON THE
BOURBONISM THAT COMES THROUGH
OUR FRONT DOOR, BY SHIPPING
BOTTLES I GOING TO BE REALLY
, GOOD FOR US. CAROLYN ADAMS HAS HAD HIS EYE ON
: PEERLESS,
>>THAT’S ONE OF THE ONES I
WANTED TO GET TO BECAUSE WE
CAN’T GET IT IN OHIO YET. CAROLYN AND AS A CONSUMER, HE’S
: EXCITED AT THE POSSIBILITY OF
GETTING HIS FAVORITE BOURBONS
SHIPPED TO HIS DOOR.>>IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
BECAUSE IT’S OPENING UP A MORE
DIVERSE MARKET FOR SMALLER
COMPANIES TO TRY AND GET THEIR
FOOT IN THE GAME. CAROLYN GOVERNOR BEVIN NEEDS TO
: SIGN THE BILL, BUT ONCE THAT
HAPPENS IT WILL BECOME LAW. THE BILL ALSO ALLOWS VINEYARDS
TO SHIP SPECIFIC AMOUNTS OF

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