Is It Legal To Make Moonshine In Alabama?

Despite legal efforts to become a ‘dry’ state, moonshine production in Alabama did not slow down.

In dry counties, it is illegal to manufacture moonshine or possess a still.

In wet counties, it is illegal to possess a still for the purpose of producing alcohol.

Can I make moonshine for personal use?

Federal Distillation Laws. 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. A common misconception is that only stills 1 gallon and smaller are legal.

Is owning a still illegal?

It’s perfectly legal to own a still, and you can even use it, as long as you’re not making alcohol – so, you can make essential oils without a permit, or perfume, or distilled water. According to federal law, making beverage alcohol at home is illegal, plain and simple.

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.

Is making moonshine a felony?

Making of moonshine is felony. Under state law, most Oklahomans can get a permit from the Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission to produce up to 200 gallons a year of low-point beer, wine or cider for personal use. Get caught selling it and you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

Is it illegal to have moonshine in your possession?

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.

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