Kentucky Adopts To-Go Cocktails Permanently

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed SB 67 into law today, making cocktails to-go permanent.

The Covid-era temporary measure was designed to help bars and restaurants in Kentucky to generate revenue and stay open during partial lockdowns. The new law goes into effect immediately.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, an industry advocacy organization, praised the move via a press statement from Jay Hibbins, the organization’s senior vice president of state government regulations:

“Cocktails to-go provided a much-needed lifeline for struggling on-premise locations and prevented the permanent closure of many of these businesses. Now that this measure is permanent, hospitality businesses will have increased stability throughout the pandemic and as they begin the long path to recovery. We applaud the Kentucky Legislature and Governor Beshear for supporting Kentucky’s businesses and for providing increased convenience to consumers.”

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