OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6211

AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFERING AND TASTING OF DISTILLED SPIRITS.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows permit-holding manufacturers of alcohol, beer, wine, or spirits to offer free on-premises tasting of samples distilled on the premises to anyone other than minors (under age 21) or intoxicated people. The samples may not exceed one-half ounce per patron.

Tastings are allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. every day except Sunday and between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

1

(03/12/2013)