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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§2–204.

    (a)    There is a Class 2 rectifying license.

    (b)    A license holder may:

        (1)    establish and operate a plant for rectifying, blending, and bottling alcoholic beverages at the location described in the license;

        (2)    sell and deliver alcoholic beverages to:

            (i)    a holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 2 rectifying license, or wholesaler’s license;

            (ii)    a holder of a permit that is authorized to acquire the alcoholic beverage; and

            (iii)    a person outside the State that is authorized to acquire the alcoholic beverage;

        (3)    acquire alcoholic beverages from the holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 2 rectifying license, Class 3 winery license, wholesaler’s license, or nonresident dealer’s permit;

        (4)    rectify, blend, bottle, and store alcoholic beverages in the name of another person or under a trade name if the other person or trade name also holds a Class 2 rectifying license; and

        (5)    (i)    conduct guided tours of the licensed premises; and

            (ii)    serve not more than three samples of products manufactured at the licensed premises, with each sample consisting of not more than one–half ounce from a single product, to an individual who has attained the legal drinking age and participated in a guided tour of the licensed premises.

    (c)    A license holder or entity in which a license holder has a pecuniary interest may not act as a caterer of food.

    (d)    Subject to subsection (e) of this section, a license holder may conduct the activities specified in subsection (b)(5) of this section:

        (1)    for off–premises consumption of products manufactured at the licensed premises and for sampling, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day; and

        (2)    for on–premises consumption of products manufactured at the licensed premises:

            (i)    from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day; or

            (ii)    if guests are attending a planned promotional event or other organized activity on the licensed premises, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

    (e)    A Class 2 rectifying license allows the license holder to operate 7 days a week.

    (f)    At least 14 days before holding a planned promotional event after 6 p.m., a license holder shall file a notice of the promotional event with the Comptroller on the form that the Comptroller provides.

    (g)    A holder of a caterer’s license or privilege under Subtitle 5 of this title or Subtitle 12 of various titles of Division II of this article may exercise the privileges of the license or privilege on the licensed premises of the license holder.

    (h)    Nothing in this section limits the application of relevant provisions of Title 21 of the Health – General Article, and regulations adopted under that title, to a license holder.

    (i)    The annual license fee is $600.



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