Q: Can someone in Rhode Island buy a bottle of distilled spirit or wine from a rectifier for OFF-PREMISE consumption?
2016 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 3-6 - Manufacturing and Wholesale Licenses
Section 3-6-6 - Bottling and sale privileges of a rectifier's license.
A: Generally, no, as that would be construed as a retail sale, and this statute only provides for wholesale.
SEE: TITLE 3
Manufacturing and Wholesale Licenses
§ 3-6-6. Bottling and sale privileges of a rectifier's license.
A rectifier's license also authorizes the license holder to bottle distilled spirits and wines without rectifying or blending and authorizes the sale at wholesale at the licensed place by the rectifier of the distilled spirits and wines rectified, blended, warehoused or bottled at his or her licensed plant to another license holder and the transportation and the delivery from the place of sale to the licensed place or to a common carrier for that delivery. It shall not authorize the sale of beverages for consumption on the premises where sold, nor the sale of beverages within this state for delivery outside the state in violation of the law of the place of delivery.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 5; P.L. 1937, ch. 2524, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 166, § 1; P.L. 1942, ch. 1212, art. 12, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 3-6-6.)
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