hist-brewing: Cordials

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Thu Jul 3 21:11:01 PDT 2003

In a message dated 6/30/2003 3:49:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
rory at forgottensea.org writes:

> This section has been misquoted out of context for years. Believe what you 
> will, but I assure you, it is not. I notice that you didn't include the main 
> section of this section. I hope this was only an oversight and not a 
> purposefully misdirection. But this section is in regards to commercial 
> production. 
       No, it's not "in regards to commercial production."
       It affects you and me.  Note the last sentence.
       "You cannot produce spirits for beverage purposes without 
> paying taxes and without prior approval of paperwork to operate a 
> distilled spirits plant. [See 26 U.S.C. 5601 & 5602 for some of the 
> criminal penalties.] There are numerous requirements that must be 
> met that make it impractical to produce spirits for personal or 
> beverage use."
       Just remember, what you are told over the phone by an ATF 
agent or a state lawmaker is not worth the paper it's written on.

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