Fort William Henry distillery gets Legislature's go ahead
to establish a local distillery at the Fort William Henry in Lake George moved
ahead today with passage of legislation in the State Assembly and Senate.
legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec, would
authorize the New York State Liquor Authority to issue a distiller’s license to
the Fort William Henry Corporation.
breweries and distilleries continue to grow in popularity,” said Senator Betty
Little. “Many are using locally grown
products. That appeals to people who not
only appreciate the craft, but want to support local farmers and prefer to know
where their food, or in this case beverage, is coming from.
legislation allows for the expansion of an existing local business,” said
Assemblyman Dan Stec. “I believe this is
a benefit to the region and is the kind of work I went to Albany to do. I'm happy this is among the first bills I was
able to get passed in my first year in the Assembly.”
addition to the license to distill, the proposed law enables the Fort William
Henry to sell its spirits on site as well as to bottle and sell at wholesale.
the bill passed the Assembly first, it returns to that house before being sent
to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his consideration.
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