A state law that took effect last year could begin benefiting local distilleries and breweries, as the legislation allows alcohol producers to ship their products directly to consumers. Officials with Green River Distilling Company have already said they plan to take advantage of the new law in order to increase their sales.
Jacob Call, master distiller at Green River, said the distillery has already received its permit to ship alcohol and they hope to be able to start shipping their products within the next month.
Bourbon produced by Green River can now be shipped across the entire state of Kentucky, as well as to 10 other states with reciprocal shipping laws — Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.
According to the law, known as HB 415, each producer is allowed to ship 10 liters of distilled spirits, per consumer, per month; 10 cases of wine, per consumer, per month; 10 cases of beer, per consumer, per month.
Call said HB 415 would increase business and revenue for distillers that are able to take advantage of the new alcohol shipping law. The distillery will likely benefit even more once Green River Distilling Co. launches its first batch of newly rebranded products this summer.
All shipping requests will be handled through the distiller’s gift shop. Click here to visit their website and learn more about the Green River Distilling Company and their products.