Dragonfyre Distillery

A call to action!

Direct to consumer shipping laws need changing help us do that here by adding your voice!

December 5, 2021

88 years ago to the day the United States overturned prohibition laws. Historically known as Repeal Day, Americans regained their legal right to enjoy a spirit whenever they pleased. What has now become an even larger issue is prohibiting small grassroots distilleries like ours to get their bottles in the hands of customers.

Wineries in New York have been able to directly ship their products to consumers for more than three decades, and there is no reason distilleries should not be afforded the same opportunity. In fact, with the temporary allowance of spirits DTC shipping during the pandemic, we proved this is a safe and convenient way to reach our customers. Allowing DTC shipping of spirits will help us recover from the pandemic, support future growth, increase jobs and boost tax revenue for the state.

Under an executive order from then-Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York distillers were able to ship direct-to-consumer during the pandemic as a temporary economic relief measure, but the measure expired in June 2021. New York was one of seven states that temporarily allowed direct-to-consumer shipping of spirits during the pandemic in an effort to support the decimated hospitality industry.

In conjunction with Spirits United, a grassroots platform powered by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United (DISCUS) with the goal of ensuring adult consumers can responsibly enjoy distilled spirits where, how and when they want. It urges consumers to reach out to their legislators and ask them to pass permanent DTC shipping of spirits.

If you’d like to help, please click on this link and fill out the form that will be sent to your local officials. It should take less than 1 minute and will in turn help to make a tremendous amount of change for small distilleries in New York State.

Thank you for your time and support.

Vincent J Pedinni

Vincent Pedini
Owner/Distiller
Dragonfyre Distillery LLC.

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