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Separating tasting room from the rest of the distillery, is it required?


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Hello all, happy new year.  

We are a starting distillery in southern California area, planning to open in a small space where every square foot matters.  We are planning to have a tasting room, our business plan rely on having a tasting room.  However, due to space limitation we are looking into ways that we can have a tasting room but still use this space for other reasons when the tasting room is not open to public.  My main question is: are there any regulations, particularly TTB concerning bonded and non bonded areas, or local regulation that goes against this?  Second question does tasting room need to be completely enclosed or separated from production area, again a TTB regulation?

 

Sincerely

 

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On 1/5/2022 at 1:39 AM, Geoman said:

Second question does tasting room need to be completely enclosed or separated from production area, again a TTB regulation?

Separated is a YES, Enclosed is a NO.  You must have a floor to ceiling wall separating the two.

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On 1/6/2022 at 3:47 PM, Thatch said:

Separated is a YES, Enclosed is a NO.  You must have a floor to ceiling wall separating the two.

I can't say though that I haven't seen violations of this in the wild. 

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