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McAuliffe touts new distillery planned for Williamsburg on Wednesday

McAuliffe touts new distillery planned for Williamsburg on Wednesday

Gov. Terry McAuliffe got a taste of happy hour Wednesday afternoon as he touted a state grant that helped lure a distillery to Williamsburg.

The state kicked in $50,000 that was matched by the City of Williamsburg to help get Copper Fox Distillery to open a new operation off Capitol Landing Road.

The business, which doesn't have a planned opening date, will create 28 new jobs and use all of its grain from Virginia crops, according to owner Rick Wasmund.

McAuliffe, like his predecessor former Gov. Bob McDonnell, has made promotion of Virginia wines and spirits a priority has he seeks to help diversify the state's economy.McAuliffe said cuts in military spending have hit...

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