North Carolina residents have been trained over the years to get their fifth for the Fourth on the third.
ABC stores, the government-owned liquor marketplaces spread across all but one of the state’s 100 counties, are closed on holidays including July 4.
But this year, the adage proved less helpful.
The third fell on a Sunday, when ABC stores are also closed, meaning some serious thinking-ahead was required for those wanting to pour a few drinks during the holiday weekend.
However, since late last year, there is another option — distilleries.
Legislators changed the law to allow North Carolina distilleries to sell their own liquor products on Sundays.
Distilleries in the Triangle open on Sundays
In Wake County, try one of these:
Aristotle Spirits: 105 Rand Mill Road, Garner
Lonerider Brewing Company: 8816 Gulf Court, #100, Raleigh
Olde Raleigh Distillery: 209 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon
Young Hearts Distillery: 1225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
In Durham, there are a couple of options:
Durham Distillery: 711 Washington St., Durham
Mystic Farm and Distillery: 1212 N. Mineral Springs Road, Durham