OLCC Rulemaking: Spirits Tastings at Additional Locations for Oregon Distilleries
Oregon House Bill 3435 amended ORS 471.230 to allow a distillery licensee to conduct tastings at its annually licensed premises as well as up to five other premises it owns or leases. The bill takes effect on January 1, 2014. The OLCC is in the process of amending OAR 845-005-0431 to account for this statutory change. For a distillery licensee with multiple retail locations in Oregon that it can show it has exclusive use and possession of, this represents a great opportunity to showcase and sell their distilled products at additional locations.