For the first time, visitors can sample Jack Daniel whiskey on tours at the Lynchburg distillery under plans being fine-tuned. It was outlawed until recent legislation authorized it.

But a distillery spokes-man says there’s little worry about getting tipsy.

“You get three samples, just a sip,” said Steve May.

The tastings may be held, at the option of the retail licensee without filing any notice with the commission, during the hours the retail licensee is open for business and no charge or fee may be assessed by the commission for a retail licensee to offer such complimentary samples. The commission may limit the size of each tasting to a specific ounce and the number of samples a customer may taste in any one day. In addition, the commission may limit the number of different products a licensee may offer for the complimentary samples in any one day.

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