stevenstone Posted September 29, 2010 Share Posted September 29, 2010 I've heard that it's illegal to reuse bottles. The only info I've found so far is posted below. Does anyone know if it is illegal to refill bottles that are returned to your distillery? Refilling, Reusing and Disposing of Liquor Bottles 6. Refilling, Reusing and Disposing of Liquor Bottles (Contents) a. Refilling or reusing liquor bottles - Any retail dealer, or agent or employee of such dealer, who refills any liquor bottle with distilled spirits, or who reuses any liquor bottle by adding distilled spirits or any substance (including water) to the original contents is subject to a fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. b. Disposition of liquor bottle - The possession of used liquor bottles by any person other than the one who emptied the contents thereof is prohibited, except that this prohibition shall not: (1) prevent the owner or occupant of any premises on which such bottles have been lawfully emptied from assembling the same on such premises (i) for delivery to a bottler or importer on specific request for such bottler or importer; (ii) for destruction either on the premises on which the bottles are emptied or elsewhere, including disposition for purposes which will result in the bottles being rendered unusable as bottles; or (iii) in the case of unusual or distinctive bottles, for disposition as collectors' items or for other purposes not involving the packaging of any products for sale; (2) prevent any person from possessing, offering for sale, or selling such unusual or distinctive bottles for purposes not involving the packaging of any product for sale; or (3) prevent any person from assembling used liquor bottles for the purpose of recycling or reclaiming the glass or other approved liquor bottle material. Any person possessing liquor bottles in violation of law or regulations is subject to a fine of not more that $1000, imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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