2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 125. Alcohol beverages.
125.52 Manufacturers' and rectifiers' permits.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 125.52 (2017)

125.52 Manufacturers' and rectifiers' permits.

(1)Authorized activities.

(a) The department shall issue manufacturers' and rectifiers' permits which authorize the manufacture or rectification, respectively, of intoxicating liquor on the premises covered by the permit. A person holding a manufacturer's or rectifier's permit may manufacture and bottle wine, pursuant to the terms of the permit, without procuring a winery permit.

(b)

1. A manufacturer's or rectifier's permit entitles the permittee to sell intoxicating liquor to wholesalers holding a permit under s. 125.54, to wineries holding a permit under s. 125.53, and to other manufacturers and rectifiers holding a permit under this section, from the premises described in the permit. Except as provided in subd. 2., no sales may be made for consumption on the premises of the permittee.

2. Notwithstanding s. 125.09 (1), a manufacturer's or rectifier's permit authorizes the retail sale of intoxicating liquor that is manufactured or rectified on the premises, for consumption on or off the premises. A manufacturer's or rectifier's permit also authorizes the provision of taste samples, free of charge and in an amount not exceeding a total of 1.5 fluid ounces to any one person, of intoxicating liquor that is manufactured or rectified on the premises, for consumption on the premises. The department may prescribe additional regulations for the sale of intoxicating liquor under this subdivision, if the additional regulations do not conflict with the requirements applicable to holders of “Class B" licenses. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the authorization under this subdivision applies with respect to a person who holds any permit under this section, a winery permit under s. 125.53, and either a “Class A" license or a “Class B" license issued under s. 125.51 (3) (am), all issued for the same premises or portions of the same premises.

(c) Possession of a permit under this section does not authorize the permittee to sell tax-free intoxicating liquor and wines brought into this state under s. 139.03 (5).

(2)Limited manufacturer's permit. The department shall issue a limited manufacturer's permit which authorizes the use or sale of the intoxicating liquor produced only if it is rendered unfit for use as a beverage and is used or sold for use as fuel. The department shall notify the department of natural resources of the name and address of any person to whom a limited manufacturer's permit is issued.

(3)Persons eligible. Except as provided under s. 125.69, a manufacturer's or rectifier's permit may be issued to any person who holds a valid certificate issued under s. 73.03 (50) and who is qualified under s. 125.04 (5), except a foreign corporation, a foreign limited liability company or a person acting as an agent for or in the employ of another. Notwithstanding s. 125.04 (5) (a) 5., a person is not required to complete a responsible beverage server training course to be eligible for a permit under this section.

(7)Multiple permits. Not more than 2 manufacturers' or 2 rectifiers' permits may be issued to any one person. In each application for a manufacturer's or rectifier's permit, the applicant shall state that application has not been made for more than one other manufacturer's or rectifier's permit.

History: 1981 c. 79; 1985 a. 302; 1989 a. 253; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 112, 259, 491; 1995 a. 27; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 85; 2009 a. 28.

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