North Carolina distilleries face serious competitive barriers and regulatory challenges, thanks to our ABC laws. Unlike craft breweries and wineries, which are allowed to sell their products to customers who tour their facilities, distillers are prevented from selling directly to customers.

Scott Maitland is calling for reform.

In this presentation, he will share his experience as a distillery proprietor, discuss the state of distilling across the country, compare the birth of North Carolina’s craft brewing industry with the birth of the spirits industry, and make his recommendations for change.

Please join us Monday, February 23 at Noon at the downtown office of the John Locke Foundation for Scott’s remarks and discussion.

Details here.