Michigan spirits are a big part of our state’s culinary culture. As the craft spirits industry has grown in popularity over the last decade, distilleries are popping up across the state. Many of them pay homage to the history of the state and its distilling industries, while others create unique flavors with ingredients that have been cultivated here.
The liquor control commission is responsible for licensing and regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. The commission’s website is a great place to learn about all of the rules and regulations that affect your business.
Liquor laws in the state of Michigan are broken down into several sections. The main section is the Liquor Control Code. The Code governs all liquor sales, from retail stores to restaurants and bars to hotel and motels.
In addition to the Liquor Control Code, there are also a number of administrative rules and a list of licensees. These are available to download from the Commission’s website and are subject to change.
Michigan Spirits: From Grain to Glass
The state of Michigan requires all alcoholic drink servers to be trained in order to reduce the number of minors who are served alcoholic beverages. These trainings can be taken online, in person or through a training provider.
Legislation passed during the coronavirus pandemic allowed for restaurants, bars and distilleries to sell alcoholic drinks to go. This law is still in consideration and may not be implemented completely, however it does provide a way for businesses to make spirits more accessible for those who may not have access to them at their homes or work.
Weiss Distilling Co.
34 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017, United States