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Jun 24/13

ABC to Flavorful Tennessee Cocktails: Drop Dead Posted by: Dan | 0 Comments

These days flavored liquors, like vodka, are bigger than Jesus. On liquor store shelves you’ll find vodka flavored like Fruit Loops cereal and bacon-infused bourbon. The trend is so popular, restaurants all over the country have taken to infusing their own liquors in house with fruits and herbs and anything else they can imagine.

But over in Tennessee, the new director of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission says he plans to put a stop to that. He’ll begin enforcing a law that would not allow restaurants to infuse alcohol  — a process he says can only be done in a distillery, according to a story out of Nashville.

He will begin enforcing the law on July 1, which means the state’s burgeoning cocktail industry might suffer. One source even went so far as to say the law’s enforcement will negatively impact state tourism. Whether that’s true remains to be seen, but we’re wondering, how would you take such a law in your own state? Does this seem fair?

In the meantime, if you’d like to learn a little bit more about flavoring vodka in your kitchen, read this story about one writer’s adventure in the infusion process.


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