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Distillery license information

Required Documents for a New Distillery License

1.     $300 Application Fee (Non refundable - Must Accompany Application)
2.     $1,000.00 Annual License Fee
3.     Distillery Application. Form AB-0034
4.     Questionnaire  (Form AB-0009) (each owner, partner or officer)
5.     Approval by the local government for the location.
6.     Copy of Lease and/or Deed, or other document evidencing possession or right to
        possess the physical premises or real property for the proposed location.
7.     Copy of the TTB Distilled Spirits Plant Registration (DSP) and a TTB Basic Permit
8.     Copy of all loan contracts
9.     Financial background check of applicant
10.    Credit check from banking/lending institution
11.    TABC Inspection done by TABC Agent
12.    Acknowledgement sheet of ABC’s Rules and Regulations
13.    Copy of Sales and Use Tax Registration (Obtained from Tennessee Department of   
14.    Certificate of Occupancy (from your local Codes Department)

If Corporate Ownership

15.    Copy or Corporate Charter
16.    List of stockholders and percentage of stock owned by each individual
17.    List of officers of the corporation and minutes

If Partnership Ownership

18.    Copy of Partnership Agreement

Application must be received in the local TABC office two weeks prior to the Commission meeting. See Commission Matters

Distillery License renewal process

License issued is good from January 1 to December 31. To renew submit a new application and fee of $1,000.