(Source: The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States) Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill which allows retailers in the state to offer complimentary spirits tastings. Tennessee is the 35th state to allow off-premise tastings and follows recently passed liquor sampling laws in Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia and California.
Under an amendment to Senate Bill 1224, a retail licensee may offer complimentary samples of the products it sells for tasting events held on the premises of the retail licensee. Such tastings, the amendment stipulates, are for sales, education and promotional purposes. The bill passed the State Legislature on May 21 and was signed by Gov. Haslam on June 10.
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