Distilleries can't serve mixed drinks

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board said distilleries can continue to provide the liquor and mixers for mixed drinks they just can't put them together.

    The Board met Tuesday in Juneau and decided that licensed distilleries can provide mixers, and can also sell alcohol, but it is up to the customer to mix them into a drink if they chose, the Juneau Empire reported.

    Nine licensed distilleries previously testified that mixed drinks served in approved testing rooms were a key part of their business plans.  The Board reviewed 540 letter they received on this topics in the past few months.

    Director Erika McConnell, said as much as 90 percent of the comments were in favor of allowing distilleries to serve mixed drinks.

    A law passed in 2014 states that distilleries may sell not more than three ounces a day of the distillery's product to a person for consumption on the premises.  A two-drink limit at all distilleries remains in effect.

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