Ky. Rev. Stat. § 243.130

Current through 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205, and 2021SP1 ch. 5
Section 243.130 - Transactions permitted to brewers, distillers, rectifiers, and wineries
(1) Sales and deliveries of distilled spirits and wine may be made at wholesale, and from the licensed premises only:
(a) By distillers to rectifiers, wineries, holders of special nonbeverage alcohol licenses so far as they may make the purchases, or other distillers;
(b) By rectifiers to wineries or to distillers if distilled spirits sold to distillers are packaged in retail containers;
(c) By wineries to rectifiers or other wineries, or to the holders of special nonbeverage alcohol licenses;
(d) By distillers, rectifiers, or wineries to wholesalers; or
(e) By distillers, rectifiers, or wineries for export out of the state.
(2) No distiller, rectifier, or winery shall sell or contract to sell, give away, or deliver any alcoholic beverages to any person who is not authorized by the law of the state of the person's residence, and of the United States government if located in the United States, to receive and possess those alcoholic beverages. Except as provided in KRS 243.027 to 243.029 and KRS 243.0305, no distiller, rectifier, or winery shall sell or contract to sell, give away, or deliver any of its products to any retailer or consumer in Kentucky.
(3) Employees of distillers, rectifiers, and wineries may sample the products produced by that manufacturer for purposes of education, quality control, and product development.
(4) Distillers may purchase distilled spirits only from other licensed distillers in this state or in another state or province, but distillers may purchase from rectifiers licensed in Kentucky, distilled spirits which are packaged in retail containers.
(5) Rectifiers may purchase malt, distilled spirits, and wine only from licensed brewers, distillers, or wineries in Kentucky, or from nonresident brewers, distillers, or wineries authorized by the law of the state of their residence and by the United States government, if the brewers, distillers, or wineries are located in or outside the United States, to make the sales.
(6) Wineries may purchase distilled spirits or wine only from licensed distillers or wineries in Kentucky, or from nonresident distillers or wineries authorized by law of the state of their residence, and by the United States government if located in the United States, to make the sales.
(7) Nothing shall prohibit the purchase or sale of warehouse receipts by any person, but this subsection does not authorize the owner of a warehouse receipt to accept delivery of any distilled spirits unless the owner is a person who is permitted by law to receive the distilled spirits.
(8) Nothing in this section shall be construed to:
(a) Vitiate the policy of this Commonwealth supporting an orderly three (3) tier system for the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; or
(b) Allow delivery or shipment of alcohol into dry or moist territory.

KRS 243.130

Effective: March 12, 2021

Amended 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 13, sec. 17, effective March 12, 2021. -- Amended 2020 Ky. Acts ch. 80, sec. 17, effective July 15, 2020. -- Amended 2018 Ky. Acts ch. 164, sec. 3, effective April 13, 2018. -- Amended 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 62, sec. 52, effective June 29, 2017. -- Amended 2013 Ky. Acts ch. 121, sec. 60, effective June 25, 2013. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2554b-119.

Amended by 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 13,§ 17, eff. 3/12/2021.
Amended by 2020 Ky. Acts ch. 80,§ 17, eff. 7/14/2020.
Amended by 2018 Ky. Acts ch. 164,§ 3, eff. 4/13/2018.
Amended by 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 62,§ 52, eff. 6/29/2017.
Amended by 2013 Ky. Acts ch. 121,§ 60, eff. 6/24/2013.
Effective:October 1, 1942
Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effectiveOctober 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2554b-119.