A bill pending approval by the Senate would create a license that allows small distillers to self-distribute their product. The legislation also includes an additional license that allows distillers to open up to three different locations where they can serve their in house spirits as well as other alcohol in a pub environment. This legislation will encourage craft distillers to build brand awareness and new revenue streams. Craft distillers in Illinois can potentially double as the state becomes more favorable to do business in than the surrounding states.
Source: washingtontimesreporter.com April 2019