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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V=Alcohol by Volume
W=Alcohol by Weight
N=Measurement Not Specified
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AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017State-run 
AL (Alabama)
1/1/2017State-run0.50%V - 100.00%N2 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017Mixed/Overlapping 
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017State-run>14.00%V - 100.00%N4 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017License0.00%N - 4.00%V7 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/2017Both>4.00%V - 14.00%V9 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017State-run 
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2017State-run>5.00%W - 100.00%N2 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping 
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017License>0.50%V - 7.99%V5 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/2017State-run8.00%V - 100.00%N5 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping 
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.

1/1/2017License0.50%V - 10.00%V11 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2017State-run>10.00%V - 100.00%N7 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 
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 - 100.00%N4 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017State-run 
MT (Montana)
1/1/2017State-run>0.50%V - 100.00%N3 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping 
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017License0.50%V - 6.00%V3 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2017State-run>6.00%V - 100.00%N4 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017State-run 
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2017State-run0.50%V - 100.00%N6 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017Mixed/Not Overlapping 
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.

1/1/2017Indeterminate0.50%V - 3.99%V2 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017License4.00%V - 21.00%V2 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2017State-run>21.00%V - 100.00%N3 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017State-run 
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 - 5.00%V6 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2017State-run>5.00%V - 100.00%N7 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017State-run 
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2017State-run>0.50%V - 100.00%N4 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/2017State-run 
UT (Utah)
1/1/2017State-run0.50%V - 100.00%N8 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2017State-run 
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2017State-run>1.00%V - 100.00%N4 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017Mixed/Overlapping 
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017Both0.50%V - 7.50%V3 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run>7.50%V - 100.00%N2 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/2017License 
WA (Washington)
1/1/2017License>1.00%W - 100.00%N13 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run 
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/2017State-run0.00%N - 100.00%N5 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017State-run 
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/2017State-run0.50%V - 100.00%N3 Citations