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Florida has updated its craft distillery statute. The State defines a “Craft Distillery” as a licensed distillery that produces 75,000 or fewer gallons per calendar year of distilled spirits on its premises and has notified the division in writing of its decision to qualify as a craft distillery. Of particular interest for those distilleries offering tours, the new law allows you to “sell to consumers, at its souvenir gift shop, spirits distilled on its premises in this state in factory-sealed containers that are filled at the distillery for off-premises consumption.” The statute requires sales only on private property “contiguous to the licensed distillery premises in this state and included on the sketch or diagram defining the licensed premises submitted with the distillery’s license application.” Please note that the statute has additional requirements.  

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If you obtain a Nevada Craft Distillery License, you may “(1) blend, age, store and bottle the spirits manufactured from agricultural raw materials through distillation; (2) sell and transport in the state, in any calendar year, not more than a combined total of 10,000 cases of spirits at all the craft distilleries the person operates to a person who is licensed to engage in business as a wholesale dealer of liquor; (3) manufacture for exportation to another state, in any calendar year, not more than a combined total of 20,000 cases of spirits at all the craft distilleries the person operates; (4) serve samples of the spirits manufactured at the craft distillery on the premises; and (5) sell spirits manufactured at the craft distillery at retail for on- or off-premises consumption.”

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Beginning September 1, 2013, a distiller’s agent’s permit is available in Texas for $10. The permit authorizes the permit holder to: (1) represent a distiller’s and rectifier’s; (2) solicit and take orders from a wholesaler’s permittee for the sale of distilled spirits manufactured by the permittee represented by the agent; and (3) conduct free distilled spirits tastings for consumers on the premises of a package store permittee.

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