A distributor or broker of spirits to the Department of Liquor Control does not require any special licensing, however, they must be an appointed distributor for the brand they represent.
For more information, please contact Tonia Pryce - Liquor Purchasing and Warehousing Chief, email@example.com, 802-828-2171
The In-House Training Kit provides the tools for a certified member of staff to train other employees within a First class (on-premise) and Second class (off-premise) licensed business.
The Vermont Department of Liquor Control (DLC) was created in 1933, when the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealed the Volstead Act (Prohibition). Control of the sale and distribution of alcohol was then transferred to state governments. In response, all states instituted some form of three-tier system of producers, wholesale distributors, and retailers to promote moderation in consumption, prevent concentration of power, and raise revenues through taxes.
The Vermont Department of Liquor Control is here to serve the public by preventing the misuse of alcohol and tobacco through controlled distribution, enforcement, education; and provide excellent customer service by operating efficient, convenient liquor agency stores.
Vermont is considered a "Control State" where the State controls the sale of distilled spirits through government agencies at the wholesale level. The State also exercises control over retail sales for off-premises consumption through designated agents located throughout the state of Vermont. See below for information and forms regarding regarding retail business operations.
See our retail site 802Spirits.com for information on products and store locations.
Application for a New Agency
Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control. The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.