It looks like things are brightening up for the hobby distiller!

Law Change in the Personal Distilling Industry

We look at our Facebook all the time and read all of the comments. We’ve noticed one comment popping up a lot and wanted to update you on some exciting news!

The frequent comment is that we have to report all of our sales to the feds. Obviously, many hobby distillers aren’t too keen on that. In the past, this was true.  However, it no longer is!

In February we got a really exciting letter in the mail that is sure to put a smile on the face of the hobby distiller. We have had a huge advancement in our relationship with the TTB. This letter (attached below) states that we no longer have to report the stills that we ship and sell to the federal government.

This is a huge step in the right direction for the hobby distiller! We still have a ways to go to be where we would like, but at right now we are on the right path and moving forward.

We have never had to report things like yeast, measurement equipment and kettles.  We are so thankful for each and every one of you. We don’t want you to have to worry about any of this any more!

You can always check out your state’s laws if you have doubts and feel free to leave us comments and questions in the comment area below! If you want to talk with other hobby distillers or distilling enthusiasts you should check out stilltalk.com – our online forum.

Hillbilly Stills no longer has to report its sales to the federal government