§ 4.1-300. Illegal production and bottling; Punishment. Has. Except as otherwise provided in sections 4.1-200 and 4.1-201, no person shall produce liquor in the Commonwealth without a licence to produce such liquor under this Title. In addition, no person other than a brewery licence holder or a bottling permit holder may bottle beer for sale. B. The presence of must in a non-approved distillery shall be considered as production within the meaning of this Section. C. Every person convicted of violating this section is guilty of a Class 6 crime. One way to age is to do exactly what “big boys” do: grab an oak barrel, beat a pile of whiskey on it, and roll it in the shed until it`s done. However, there are a few considerations to keep in mind here, and a few tips I`ve picked up along the way that might help. § 150 Definitions Whenever it is used only in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. `illicit alcoholic beverage` means and includes all alcohol or distilled spirit drinks held, produced, distributed, purchased, sold, bottled, rectified, mixed, blended, processed, stored, held or transported in possession of alcohol or distilled spirit drinks for which no tax has been paid; payable in accordance with applicable federal law.

Fortunately, there are two different ways for those who want to distill at home with a permit. One is designed for those who want to take a trade route, and the other is for those who are not interested in selling spirits. (b) this Division does not apply to the production of beer, cider or wine for personal consumption and not for sale, or to fermented liquids used exclusively for the manufacture of vinegar; However, pipes, conductors or inventions of any kind which enable steam to be removed in any way and transformed into distilled spirit drinks shall not be used, used or attached to appliances used in the manufacture of beer, cider, wine or vinegar, except in the case of a duly approved manufacturer. Any violation of this subsection shall be punishable by the same penalties as those provided for in paragraph (a) of this section. If someone is interested in distillation and wants to make things legal, what should they do? Some of the flavors you eventually get in a whisky come from the grains used, but the majority of flavors are conveyed by the barrels. There are many variables in this part of the process: from the material from which the barrels are made, to the climate in which they are stored, to the flavors that float in the local environment. While wine gets most of its flavor from the grapes themselves, whiskey gets most of its character after the spirit has already been distilled. Since many people can`t (legally) use this information, who is the book suitable for? 562,451 Moonshine whisky; Prohibited ownership, possession or control; Punish; Rule of evidence. (1) Every person who owns, possesses or controls less than 1 gallon of liquor within the meaning of the Liquor Act that was not manufactured or manufactured in accordance with the laws in force at the time and place where it was produced or manufactured is guilty of a second degree offence. punishable under § 775.082 or § 775.083. (2) Every person who owns, possesses or controls 1 gallon or more of liquor, within the meaning of the Liquor Act, that was not manufactured or manufactured in accordance with the laws in force at the time and place when it was manufactured or manufactured, is guilty of a third-degree felony. punishable according to § 775.082, p.

775.083 or p. 775.084. 3. In any proceedings under this Division, proof that the alcohol in question is what is commonly known as moonlight whisky constitutes prima facie evidence that it was not produced or produced in accordance with the laws in force at the time and place at which it was produced or produced. Fortunately, moonshine production is not illegal all over the world. New Zealand was the first country to legalize the distillation of moonlight for personal use in 1996. At StillDragon, we get a lot of questions about the best ways to legally distill spirits at home. Home distillation is a problem that can be confusing and simple at the same time. We are far from being lawyers, and we are certainly not allowed to provide legal advice, so nothing in this article is intended to replace the advice of a licensed lawyer. The short answer is that distilling spirits without a license is illegal at the federal level and supersedes all laws in your state. 4-221.

Recording of photos; Confiscation; Sale; Revenue A. Every person in his possession, custody or control of a distillation apparatus or distillation shall register it with the Director in accordance with the rules prescribed by the Director, any unregistered stills and any wort, wort or detergent used for distillation or for the production of spirit drinks or spirits. and all finished goods and personal effects in the possession, custody or control of a person that may be used in the production or transportation of spirit drinks and that are located in the building or in a yard or enclosure connected to the building in which the unregistered distillation or distillation apparatus is located; confiscation for the benefit of the State. In other words, beer and wine are good to produce at home, but distilling spirits requires a license. It seems simple enough, if hypocritical. (If you want to learn more about how to navigate the licensing process, we have a great blog about it here.) Each state has its own legislation on home distillation. Some states (such as Missouri) allow citizens over the age of 21 to distill alcohol at home without a permit or license, and other states (such as Florida) do not even allow citizens to own distilling equipment unless they have the proper approval from the state. First of all, it is important to know that, according to the federal government, it is not illegal to own a distiller.

Many mistakenly believe that if they are caught with a distillery at home, they will automatically face lawsuits. The truth is that owning a distillery of any size is not illegal. It should be legal to distill for personal consumption in the United States. This would allow the spirits industry to thrive as well as the beer and wine industries. Copper stills are also often used in chemical laboratories and for various scientific experiments and procedures. If you own and use a moonshine still (any type of distillation equipment) for these purposes, you do not need to register or license your still. The same thing is happening today in the whiskey world, with whiskey mass-produced in places like MGP in Indiana going to smaller distilleries, each bringing its own twist to the product. Aging whisky in unique materials or unique climates, and all achieve different results.

Title 16. Alcohol and tobacco 16-1-201. Acts not covered by the Code. (1) Nothing in this Code prevents breweries, distillers or other persons licensed under the provisions of a United States law for the production of liquor from possessing or storing liquor in a place and manner authorized by or under that Act. (2) It is the policy of the State of Montana that the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, including distillation, rectification, bottling and processing, as defined in the laws of the United States, by a brewery, distiller, rectifier or other person licensed under a provision of an Act of the United States of America, in a place and in that manner: those of or under a law of the United States.