Shelbyville to consider allowing distilleries

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jack Daniel's and George Dickel could get some local competition if the Shelbyville city council allows small beer or liquor distilleries to operate in the city limits.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports that the city council is scheduled to hear a resolution on Tuesday that would permit small distilleries within the city. Jack Daniel's distillery is in Moore County and George Dickel is made in Coffee County, both neighboring Bedford County.

A bill passed this year in the Tennessee General Assembly amended state law to set up requirements for setting up new distilleries in the state.

Making the spirits would be legal in a city or town that approved its manufacture via a public referendum, or that already allows retail package sales and consumption on the premises.

The state law goes into effect on July 1.


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