Distilleries to get by-the-glass sales OK for other drinks

New York's craft distilleries will be allowed to sell beer, wine and cider by the glass if Governor Andrew Cuomo, as expected, puts his signature on a bill passed by both house of the State Legislature this week.

Currently, farm distilleries may sell beer, wine and cider only by the bottle and not for on-premises consumption. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. George Amedore and Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, is an expansion pf a 2016 bill that allows New York’s farm cideries, wineries and breweries to serve other New York-made alcohol on premises.

“We cannot express how much the passing of this bill means to us,” said John Curtin, co-founder and co-owner of the Albany Distilling Co. and vice president of the New York State Distillers Guild.
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