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Sample the spirits in Silt?

Heidi Rice
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

SILT, Colo. ” Three years after the Colorado Legislature passed a law allowing liquor stores to dole out samples at alcohol tastings, the Town Board is taking steps to allow it in Silt.

In 2004, the Legislature passed a law that allowed a designated number of tastings during the year, between certain hours and with a limited number of samples per customer.

Silt’s ordinance would follow the state statute that requires all the tastings to occur between Monday and Saturday, but no more than four days per week, with a maximum of five tasting hours per day. Sampling events can’t exceed 104 days per year, said Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre. And, the samples can’t exeed more than one ounce of beer or wine or a half-ounce of liquor, she said.



Customers would be limited to four samples per tasting event.

The possibility of allowing the samplings in Silt was first suggested by Silt Discount Liquor, owned by former town administrator Rick Aluise and his wife, Janet, former community development director for the town.




Silt Discount Liquor in the Silt Trade Center is one of two liquor stores in the town. The other is Columbine Liquor, on Main Street.

Town Board members approved an ordinance that would allow the tastings on first reading by a 5-2 vote. Trustees Bobby Hays and Ron Morgan dissented.

The issue will go before the board for a second reading on Jan. 28.


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