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Whitmer signs bills paving way for liquor-tasting festivals

The bipartisan bills overwhelmingly cleared the Legislature.

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation paving the way for liquor-tasting events in Michigan. 

The bills enacted Tuesday create a special license for nonprofits to conduct a spirits tasting. 

Supporters say the laws will provide liquor vendors parity with beer and wine festivals that already are allowed. The industry points to the growing popularity of products made by craft distillers. 

The bipartisan bills overwhelmingly cleared the Legislature. Whitmer says the laws will help businesses expand their reach across the state, “introducing more people to their product and growing Michigan's economy.” 

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