“Making and selling moonshine is a public safety risk,” says TABC Lt.
Although it is legal for Texans to make limited amounts of wine or beer for personal consumption without holding a TABC permit, it is not legal to manufacture distilled spirits without holding a TABC Distiller’s Permit.
Is distilling alcohol illegal in Texas?
However, be advised it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” Actual law merely states that stills 1 gallon or less that are not being used to distill alcohol are not tracked by the TTB (see more on this below.
Is it legal to own 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.
Are stills legal in Texas?
Remember home distilling is federally illegal, meaning that hobbyists cannot distill alcohol for personal consumption in any state. So although Missouri state law says that someone over 21 can manufacture 100 gallons of liquor per year, federal law says NO WAY. Federal law trumps state law, so it’s still illegal.
Can you sell moonshine in Texas?
While it’s illegal to make liquor, it’s perfectly legal to sell the equipment for making liquor. These can be serious violations of federal law.” State law in Texas makes moonshining a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Can you make whiskey at home legally in Texas?
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.
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