Selling homemade gins/vodka

Discussion in 'Rural Diversification' started by FarmingLady, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. FarmingLady

    FarmingLady New Member

    Looking into the viability of making homemade infused alcohol and wondering about the steps needed to sell to the public... legalities etc.

    Anyone able to help?
  2. Are you pip archer , trying to recover some investment from the scoundrel fairbrother boy ,,,,,,
  3. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    You will need to speak to HMRC . I rather suspect you are going to find it quite complex. If you google making selling spirits UK will take you to ttheir site
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  4. Frodo2

    Frodo2 Member

    Plenty of people have started doing it,so I wouldn't imagine it is that hard. Loads of info on internet.
  5. Chasingmytail

    Chasingmytail Member

    Newport, SE Wales
    Need hygiene certif, kitchen inspected & registered, ingredient list and source (chain). As for selling spirits then Environmental health will have all the info you need. I cant imagine its difficult.
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  6. FarmingLady

    FarmingLady New Member

    Thank you to all! I shall see how far I get!
  7. Fleeced

    Fleeced Member

  8. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Glamorgan Wales
    Alcohol licence too ???
  9. Fleeced

    Fleeced Member

    All sorts of licenses are required. listed on the link I posted. We'll be sticking to homebrew for personal use.
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  10. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    East Sussex
    hmm interesting, we've done this as gifts and are interested in doing it for our farm shop (maybe!!)

    Looks like a compounders licence is needed. Can't believe we'd be liable for Spirits Duty as that would have been paid for by the spirit producer, more reading needed
  11. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Glamorgan Wales
    Get your hydrometer ready for the specific gravity too ?
  12. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    I asked an old guy about that when I lived in Glenlivet. All he said was, "It's a lot easier now we have Calor!" Apparently, someone had a still in the clock tower in the middle of Dufftown. Sarrounded by distilleries, no one noticed the reek and they got away with it for years!
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  13. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Free samples to all tff members ( for quality control ):hungover:

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