Craft breweries and wineries in North Carolina can sell some of their product to people who’ve taken a tour of their facilities. The same is not true for distilleries.

But distillers hope to change state law through Senate Bill 24 to permit limited sales to people who tour their sites. Scott Maitland, proprietor of Top of the Hill Distillery in Chapel Hill, discussed the issue during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, Maitland makes the case that freeing up state regulations would lead to economic benefits.

2:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 50:04 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.