Senator Donald Norcross introduces S-2286, Craft Distillery Legislation for New Jersey

Nov 27, 2012

S-2286, a bill introduced in the New Jersey Legislature, creates a “Craft Distillery License” which would permit the licensee to manufacture up to 20,000 gallons of distilled alcoholic beverages, provided that at least 51% of the raw materials used in production are grown or purchased from providers in New Jersey. The fee for this license would be $938.

Under the bill’s provisions, the license holder may sell the distillery’s products for consumption on the premises to consumers who have toured the distillery. In addition, a consumer who has toured the distillery would be permitted to buy up to five liters of the distillery’s products for consumption off the premises. The licensee also is permitted to offer consumers up to three samples per calendar day. The bill permits a craft distillery’s products to be sold in other states pursuant to the law of those states …

Read the full proposal HERE.