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Special Event Distillery
Fees
License Fee: $10 per license day
 

Privileges and Requirements
1. Permits tastings of distilled liquor manufactured by the licensee to the general public.
a. A tasting provided to the general public shall be no more than one-half fluid ounce of distilled liquor in a single container. The container may also contain nonalcoholic beverages; however, the total amount of liquid in the container may be no more than two ounces. A licensee may charge a member of the general public a fee for tastings.
b. A distillery licensee shall not provide more than two and one-half fl uid ounces of distilled liquor per person per license day.
2. Permits tastings of distilled liquor manufactured by the licensee to trade visitors.
a. A tasting provided to a trade visitor shall be no more than one fl uid ounce of distilled liquor in a single container. The container may also contain nonalcoholic beverages; however, the total amount of liquid in the container may be no more than three ounces. A licensee may not charge a trade visitor a fee for tastings.
b. There is no daily limit on distilled liquor tastings provided to a trade visitor.
c. Trade visitors must be distinguished from members of the general public. A “trade visitor” means a person whose job includes the purchase, or recommended purchase, of distilled spirits by a licensee of the Commission or distributors and others in the commercial distribution chain; or a person representing an agency of mass communication, such as television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and internet.
3. Permits sales by the drink of distilled liquor manufactured by the licensee. A “drink” contains more distilled liquor than what is allowed for a “taste” (described in # 1 and # 2 above).
 
4. If the licensee is a DISTILLERY RETAIL OUTLET AGENT, allows the sale of factory-sealed containers of distilled liquor manufactured by the licensee for consumption off the licensed premises of the event. The sale of factory-sealed containers is allowed only from 7AM to 10PM.
 

Food Service Requirements
If you will provide only tastes and/or only sell factory-sealed containers of distilled liquor you have no food service requirements.
 
If you will provide distilled liquor by the drink, you must meet the following food service requirements: 
You must provide at all times and in all areas where alcohol service is available, at least three different substantial food items.
  • A substantial food item is typically served as a main course or entrée. Some examples are fish, steak, chicken, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. Side dishes, appetizer items, dessert items, and snack items such as popcorn, peanuts, chips and crackers do not qualify as substantial food items.
  • Different means substantial food items that the OLCC determines differ in their primary ingredients or method of preparation. For example, a turkey sandwich differs from a salami sandwich; a beef burger differs from a turkey burger and fried chicken differs from baked chicken. Different sizes of the same item are not considered different. 

For more details on food service requirements, see the Special Event Distillery Application form instructions.
 
 

Laws and Rules
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.  
 
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.

Submitting the Application
You will be working with the office that covers the city or county where your event will be located.
  1. Complete the Special Event Distillery license application.
  2. Before submitting the application to the OLCC, take the completed application to the local government where the event will take place. The local government is either the local city if the event address is within the city’s limits, or the county if the event address is outside the city’s limits.  Get the application signed by the local government.
  3. Submit the application to the OLCC office that covers the city or county where the event will be located. 
  4. If the attendance per day in the area to be licensed (area where alcohol will be sold or consumed) is 501 or more, you must complete the Plan to Manage Special Events, unless the OLCC exempts you from this requirement.
  5. You may be required to submit an illustration of the licensed area showing the boundaries of the licensed area (Identifying a Special Event Licensed Premises).
 
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet.
 
OLCC Office Locations


Application Forms
 

For more information
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet.
 
OLCC Office Locations