Tag:Top of the Hill

  • Public backlash ensures distillers’ good deed goes unpunished

    Assigning infallibility to government action is a fool’s errand. It’s a common refrain in libertarian and conservative circles, and its truth is grounded in history, as well as the government’s continuing and ubiquitous intrusion and overreach. I won’t take credit for the aforementioned paraphrased…

  • Governor signs major distillery bill in Durham

    Editor’s note: This story was updated Monday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Senate Bill 290, originally filed as the Distillery Regulatory Reform Bill, will soon become law. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the game-changing measure at Graybeard Distillery in Durham on Monday, July 29.

  • Bill to loosen rules on distilleries takes another step forward

    Senate Bill 155 has taken another step forward and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance approved it Thursday. Committee members spent about 30 minutes debating two proposed amendments, concerning auctioning off antique spirits and a move to ensure local distilleries get…