How Much Moonshine Is Legal In Georgia??

Is it legal to distill alcohol without possession of a commercial distiller’s permit or a fuel alcohol permit?


2010 Georgia Statutes Section 3-3-27(a)(1) provides that “a) No person knowingly and intentionally shall: (1) Distill, manufacture, or make any distilled spirits, except as permitted by this title…”

Is it illegal to make your own moonshine?

Federal Distillation Laws. Federal law states that it is legal to own a still of any size. However, be advised it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” It does not matter if the alcohol is for personal use only, not for sale, etc.

In what states is moonshine legal?

Tennessee was the first to legalize the white liquor, then states like Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina soon followed. That’s why you can get a first-hand glance at the Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery in Tennessee, then belly up to the tasting bar for a free taste of the white lightning.

Is it illegal to possess moonshine?

You can make small quantities of beer and wine for personal consumption, just not moonshine. It is illegal to possess or transport alcohol upon which the U.S. taxes haven’t been paid in the state. Virginia code says it’s also illegal to possess distilleries or distilling apparatus without a permit.

Can you own a still in Georgia?

In the state of Georgia it is legal to own a still as long as the still is not used to distill spirits or to manufacture moonshine. A still can be owned and operated to distill water, essential oils, vinegar, etc. As long as the end product is not ethanol.

How many gallons of moonshine is legal?

While most states prohibit home moonshining, state laws sometimes conflict with federal law. In Missouri, for example, a person 21 or over may produce up to 100 gallons of spirits per year for personal consumption without a permit.

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