Tag: Florida Craft Distillers Guild
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Jim RosicaJanuary 2, 2017
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As lawmakers get ready to consider relaxing the state’s booze regulations, craft distillers have started to lobby up for the 2017 Legislative Session.   According to lobbying registration records reviewed Monday, some craft liquor makers have hired or re-hired representation for the upcoming session: Ron Book and Kelly Mallette, for Florida Distillers of Lake Alfred. […]

Jim RosicaDecember 14, 2016
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Florida’s craft distilleries got an early Christmas gift in legislation submitted Wednesday. The bill (SB 166), filed by Republican state Sen. Greg Steube of Sarasota, would change state law to craft distillers’ benefit. He filed similar legislation when he was a House member. One proposal expands how much booze they can produce and still be considered “craft,” raising the limit […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 25, 2015
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A bill filed Friday in the Florida Legislature would remove limits on how many bottles Florida’s craft distilleries can sell directly to consumers. The legislation (HB 4023) is sponsored by state Rep. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican who last year unsuccessfully tried to remove the requirement that retailers sell hard liquor in separate stores. The measure continues to […]


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