New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Sec. § 103
Provisions Governing Manufacturers


No manufacturer shall sell, or agree to sell or deliver in the state any liquors and/or wines, as the case may be, in any cask, barrel, keg, hogshead or other container, except in sealed containers containing quantities in accordance with federal size standards adopted pursuant to the federal alcohol administration act, as amended (27 U.S.C. 201 et. seq.); and provided further, that (a) Class A distillers may sell or deliver liquor in bulk to the holder of a Class A or B distiller’s license or to a permittee engaged in the manufacture of products which are unfit for beverage use;


Class C distillers may sell or deliver fruit brandy in bulk to the holder of a winery license, a holder of a Class B distiller’s license or to a permittee engaged in the manufacture of products which are unfit for beverage use; and


a winery licensee may sell or deliver wine in bulk to a holder of a winery license, the holder of a distiller’s license of any class, or to a permittee engaged in the manufacture of products which are unfit for beverage use. Such containers shall have affixed thereto such labels as may be required by the rules of the liquor authority, together with all necessary federal revenue and New York state excise tax stamps, as required by law.


No manufacturer shall transport alcoholic beverages in any vehicle owned and operated or hired and operated by such manufacturer, unless there shall be attached to or inscribed upon both sides of such vehicle a sign, showing the name and address of the licensee, together with the following inscription: “New York State Distiller (or Brewer or Winery) License No. ..,” in uniform letters not less than three and one-half inches in height. In lieu of such sign a manufacturer may have in the cab of such vehicle a photostatic copy of its current license issued by the authority, and such copy duly authenticated by the authority.


No manufacturer shall deliver any alcoholic beverages, except in vehicles owned and operated by such manufacturer, or hired and operated by such manufacturer from a trucking or transportation company registered with the liquor authority, and shall only make deliveries at the licensed premises of the purchaser.


Each manufacturer shall keep and maintain upon the licensed premises, adequate books and records of all transactions involving the manufacture and sale of his or its products, which shall show the ingredients but not the formula or recipe used in the manufacture of such alcoholic beverages together with the quantity of alcoholic beverages manufactured by such manufacturer; the names, addresses, and the license numbers of the purchasers of such alcoholic beverages, together with the quantities involved in such purchases, whether the same shall be sold within or without the state. Each sale shall be recorded separately on a numbered invoice, which shall have printed thereon the number, the name of the licensee, the address of the licensed premises, and the current license number. Such manufacturer shall deliver to the purchaser a true duplicate invoice stating the name and address of the purchaser, the quantity of alcoholic beverages, description by brands and the price of such alcoholic beverages, and a true, accurate and complete statement of the terms and conditions on which such sale is made. Any terms and conditions of a sale not stated on said invoice shall constitute a service within the meaning of paragraph (c) of subdivision one of section one hundred one of this article. Such books, records and invoices shall be kept for a period of two years and shall be available for inspection by any authorized representative of the liquor authority. Provided, however, that any books and records required by this chapter to be maintained by a winery, farm winery, special winery, special farm winery or microwinery must be kept either upon the licensed premises or such other location as may be approved by the authority.


No manufacturer shall furnish or cause to be furnished to any licensee, any exterior or interior sign, printed, painted, electric or otherwise, except as authorized by the liquor authority.


Nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit a brewer from manufacturing, bottling or storing non-alcoholic carbonated beverages on the licensed premises provided such business was conducted by the licensee prior to July first, nineteen hundred thirty-nine.

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