OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Distilleries in Washington state will be allowed to produce as much as 60,000 gallons of liquor under a new law.

The law signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday triples the previous limit, The Spokesman-Review Reports.

The law is aimed at helping the fast-growing Dry Fly distillery in Spokane, which was the first such operation to open in Washington since prohibition.

Dry Fly owner Don Poffenroth says the distillery is about three-fourths of the way to hitting the original limit of 20,000 gallons and needs room to grow.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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