Is It Illegal To Make Moonshine In Virginia ?


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Is it Legal to Own a Still in Virginia ?

Yes, it is legal to own a still in Virginia, but not for the purpose of manufacturing alcohol. If you wish to produce alcohol, you require a distilling license.

4.1 – ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT (Code of Virginia) states that the manufacturing of alcohol unless a license is acquired is illegal.

Is it Legal to Distill Alcohol in Virginia ?

Yes, but you need a Distillery License that needs to be renewed annually. This license I will cost you $450 (if the production is less than 5000 gallons), and $3725 (if the production is more than 5000 gallons). There is a $65 non-refunable fee that must also be paid.

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What is the Penalty For Selling Moonshine in Virginia ?

It is a Class 6 misdemeanor to produce illegal moonshine without a license. However, bier and wyne can be manufactured without a license for domestic use only as stated in § 4.1-200

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