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  • Summary date: Apr 18 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 18B-1105(a)(2) to allow the holder of a distillery permit to directly sell spirituous liquor to restaurants and bars that hold a mixed beverages permit. Adds new subsection (e) to GS 18B-1105, providing for collection of a mixed beverages surcharge from a distillery permit holder for sales made directly to a restaurant or bar. Makes corresponding changes to GS 18B-804(b1) to outline procedures for sales by distillery permit holders directly to restaurants and bars according to the uniform state price set under that section. Amends GS 18B-1007(a) to permit a restaurant or bar holding a mixed beverage permit to purchase spirituous liquor for resale as a mixed beverage from a distillery, from an ABC store designated by a local board, or from both. 

    Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to develop and implement a process for allowing a distillery permit holder to affix a mixed beverages tax stamp to spirituous liquor sold directly to a restaurant or bar, and to adopt rules as necessary to implement the process. 

    Effective and applicable to sales made on or after July 1, 2023.