Alcohol Control Systems

Wholesale Distribution Systems for Spirits

Laws addressing wholesale distribution of distilled spirits including State-run, private licensed sellers, or combination systems.

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Policies as of Distribution System: Spirits Subtype
Alcohol Content Range
V=Alcohol by Volume
W=Alcohol by Weight
N=Measurement Not Specified
Citations
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AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017State-run0.5%V - 100%N2 Citations
AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017State-run>14.00%V - 100%N4 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017Mixed/Overlapping No Law
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017Both>4.00%V - 14%V9 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017License 7 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017State-run>5.00%W - 100%N2 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping No Law
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017State-run8%V - 100%N5 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017License>0.50%V - 7.99%V5 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2017State-run>10.00%V - 100%N7 Citations
MI (Michigan)

Michigan defines "mixed spirit drinks" as containing 10 percent or less alcohol by volume, consisting of distilled spirits mixed with nonalcoholic beverages, flavoring or coloring materials and containing water or other ingredients. These beverages are distributed by wholesale licensees in Michigan.

1/1/2017License0.5%V - 10%V11 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping No Law
MS (Mississippi)

The State Tax Commission in Mississippi has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations authorizing on- premises retailers to purchase limited amounts of alcoholic beverages from package retailers and for package retailers to purchase limited amounts of alcoholic beverages from other package retailers. See Miss. Code Ann. § 67-1-41(4).

1/1/2017State-run>4.00%W - 100%N4 Citations
MS (Mississippi)

The State Tax Commission in Mississippi has the authority to promulgate rules and regulations authorizing on- premises retailers to purchase limited amounts of alcoholic beverages from package retailers and for package retailers to purchase limited amounts of alcoholic beverages from other package retailers. See Miss. Code Ann. § 67-1-41(4).

1/1/2017State-run No Law
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017State-run>0.50%V - 100%N3 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017State-run>6.00%V - 100%N4 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017License0.5%V - 6%V3 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping No Law
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017State-run0.5%V - 100%N6 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017State-run>21.00%V - 100%N3 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017License4%V - 21%V2 Citations
OH (Ohio)

The wholesale distribution system for spirit-based beverages containing less than 4 percent ABV is not specifically addressed in Ohio statutes or regulations.

1/1/2017Indeterminate0.5%V - 3.99%V2 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping No Law
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017State-run>5.00%V - 100%N7 Citations
OR (Oregon)

The wholesale distribution system for spirit-based beverages containing up to and including 5 percent ABV is not specifically addressed in Oregon statutes or regulations.

1/1/2017Indeterminate>0.50%V - 5%V6 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017State-run>0.50%V - 100%N4 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
UT (Utah)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
UT (Utah)
1/1/2017State-run0.5%V - 100%N8 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2017State-run>1.00%V - 100%N4 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run>7.50%V - 100%N2 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017Both0.5%V - 7.5%V3 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017Mixed/Overlapping No Law
WA (Washington)
1/1/2017License>1.00%W - 100%N13 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/2017License No Law
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run 5 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run No Law
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017State-run0.5%V - 100%N3 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017State-run No Law