A manufacturer’s distilled spirits event license is issued to a manufacturer of distilled spirits for distilled spirits educational events. May be granted up to eight times per calendar year for an event lasting for 1 to 3 consecutive days. Events held for more than three days require another application. Authorizes the manufacturer to sell or give samples of spirits in designated areas. No single sample shall exceed one-half ounce per spirits product, unless served as a mixed beverage, in which case a single sample may contain up to one-and-one-half ounces of spirits. No more than three ounces of spirits may be offered to any patron.
COV §4.1.215.A(3)—Limitation on manufacturers, bottlers and wholesalers; exemptions
COV § 4.1-231.1.A(6)(a)(1)—Fees on local licenses
COV § 4.1-233.1.A(6)(a)(1)—Fees on local licenses
Completing the application may take 15–30 minutes. Average ABC processing time is 7-10 days. You may also use or download the banquet application (PDF) and follow the instructions listed on the document. View the list of banquet documents (PDF) required to complete the application.
For questions and help related to online licensing system, please contact Virginia ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (844) 694-9965.
Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Education and Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or email@example.com.
Manufacturers Distilled Spirits Event