Raise your (very small) drink — House legalizes liquor samples in distillery tours

The state house passed HB 514 by Rep. Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville) by a 146-20 vote, which will allow Georgia distilleries to provide a single half-ounce sample per day for each person of drinking age on a tour of the distillery.

On a tangential note, Rep. Kidd’s father, Senator Culver Kidd, once gave a speech in the well of the Senate wearing a suit custom-tailored from 160 purple velvet Crown Royal bags. When I spoke to Rep. Kidd last year, he told me he still owned his father’s famous suit. On another note, the papers of the late Senator Kidd are held by Georgia Southern University Library’s Special Collections and contain at least one Crown Royal bag.

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