Michigan Governor Whitmer Signs Mixed Spirits Package

LANSING, MI (STL.News) Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 141, Senate Bill 142, Senate Bill 143 and Senate Bill 144, which will make it easier for distillers and retailers to distribute and sell mixed spirit drinks, offering consumers more choices and growing our economy.

“This is a great example of bipartisan legislation that will create jobs and help our small businesses grow, and shows what we can do when we work together,” said?Governor Whitmer.  “Distillers are a growing industry in Michigan, and these bill make it easier for distillers to distribute their products.  These bills will make canned mixed spirits more affordable and accessible, creating jobs and helping Michigan small businesses.”

“Ready-to-drink cocktails have experienced massive growth in the marketplace over the last few years and this legislation is a critical piece in ensuring that these products are able to compete on a level playing field,” Sen. VanderWall said.  “These bills help our local distillers by removing tax barriers and giving them the ability to get their products in front of consumers easily and quickly.”

“We have innovative distillers here in Michigan who are making products that are increasing in popularity, but the law needed to catch up to allow this growing industry to succeed,” Sen.

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