Public Protection Cabinet Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 500 Mero Street, 2NE33 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 502-564-4850 (phone) 888-847-7222 (toll free) Finance & Administration Cabinet Department of Revenue Room 383, Capitol Annex Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-4581 (phone) Secretary of State 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 152 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 502-564-3490 (phone)

14.1 Direct Sales and Shipments to Consumers Except as provided below, an out-of-state supplier is prohibited from selling and shipping any type of alcoholic beverages directly to Kentucky residents. Anyone violating this provision will be sent a warning letter for the first offense. For second and subsequent offenses, such person or entity will be guilty of a Class “D” felony. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the sale and shipment of alcoholic beverages to Kentucky residents are allowed in accordance with the following provisions: 14.1.1 Direct Shipments by Out-of-State Wineries, Distilleries, and Breweries An alcoholic beverage manufacturer licensed in another state may deliver or ship alcoholic beverages to a consumer in Kentucky if: The manufacturer obtains a Kentucky direct shipper license; The Kentucky[…]

Note: This section summarizes the temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic that are of interest to interstate suppliers. 17.7.1 Takeout and Delivery Any on-premises drink licensee may sell for off-premises consumption any alcoholic beverages that it is ordinarily able to sell for on-premises consumption under the law, subject to the following restrictions: Alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption must be sold in a closed and sealed original container (including to-go cups covered with a top and other sealable containers); The sale of any alcoholic beverages must be incidental to the purchase of a meal, and in quantities that may reasonably be expected to be consumed with the meal which is part of the delivery; Deliveries that include alcoholic beverages[…]

15.2.1 Distilled Spirits and Wine Permitted for both distilled spirits and wine. Proof of purchase is required. [KY Law, Title XX, Chapter 244, Section 244.461.] 15.2.2 Malt Beverages Rebate coupons on malt beverages that are redeemable by the consumer at the point of purchase are prohibited. Manufacturers and importers of malt beverages may provide mail-in coupons by which the consumer receives a cash refund or nonalcoholic beverage merchandise from the manufacturer, importer, or clearinghouse acting for the manufacturer or importer, upon submission by the consumer of proof of purchase. Redemption of rebate coupons on malt beverages must be funded solely by manufacturers and importers of malt beverages. [KY Law, Title XX, Chapter 244, Section 244.461.] Note: The use of the[…]

2.1 Company Licenses/Permits Note: Refer to Section 14, Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers for more details (wine only). 2.1.1 Out-of-State Suppliers of Wine and Distilled Spirits  An Out-of State Distilled Spirits and Wine Supplier’s License is required for suppliers importing more than 50,000 gallons per year into Kentucky. The cost is $1550.00 per year. In addition to the license fee, there is a non-refundable processing fee of $60.00, and a non-refundable application fee of $50.00.  A Limited Out-of-State Distilled Spirits and Wine Supplier’s License is required for suppliers importing less than 50,000 gallons per year into Kentucky. The cost for this license is $260.00 per year. In addition to the license fee, there is a  non-refundable processing fee of[…]

The following pertains specifically to brewers. No comparable language referring to wine or distilled spirits producers noted, although they are prohibited from engaging in the acts described below by Title 27 CFR Part 10 of the federal regulations. Brewers may not induce any retailer of malt beverages through any of the following means to purchase malt beverage products to the exclusion, in whole or in part, of malt beverages sold or offered for sale by other persons, if the brewer engages in the practice of using such means as to substantially restrain or prevent transactions in malt beverages: By commercial bribery. By offering or giving a bonus, premium, or compensation to any officer, employee, or representative of a retailer. By[…]