Craft distilling taking off in NJ

From South Brunswick Patch
Over the past five years, an intense national interest in artisanal spirits has taken moonshine mainstream.

And, as of this summer, New Jersey is no longer regulating its commercial distilling industry according to laws written just after the United States repealed Prohibition.

Encouraged by the recent easing of laws governing wine- and beer-making, several pro-alcohol legislators, with the help of a few loosely affiliated handcrafted liquor enthusiasts, lobbied their peers in Trenton to lower barriers to entering the distilling business.

They succeeded more quickly than observers anticipated. 
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