Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation to let licensed farm distilleries to sell their liquor at the New York State Fair and local fairs and farmers’ markets.
The measure was passed by the state Legislature before the legislative session ended last June. The law is intended to provide a level playing field among wineries and farm breweries. It takes effect in 180 days.
“Farm distilleries and the agricultural sector play a major role in New York State’s economy,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“By easing restrictions on farm distilleries and permitting tastings and sales outside of their premises, we are giving these distilleries an equal chance to compete in the industry and a better opportunity to reach new customers and grow their businesses.”