Distilled Spirits

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Distilled Spirits Rulings

This page provides access to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rulings and ATF/TTB rulings pertaining to distilled spirits. These rulings are available for your information.

  • 2016-3 TTB Approves General-Use Formulas for Certain Distilled Spirits Produced Using Harmless Coloring, Flavoring, or Blending Materials
  • 2014-5 Cover Over of Taxes Collected on Certain Distilled Spirits Transported to the United States from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 2014-2 Revised Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
  • 2012-3 Recognition of Andong Soju and Gyeongju Beopju as Distinctive Products of Korea (supersedes Ruling 2012-1)
  • 2012-2 Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.
  • 2012-1 Recognition of Andong Soju and Gyeongju Beopju as Geographical Designations for Distilled Spirits (superseded by Ruling 2012-3)
  • 2010–2 Consolidated Imports of Personal Purchases of Alcohol Beverage Product
  • 2004-1 Caloric and Carbohydrate Representations in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
  • 2001-2 Country of Orgin Statements on Distilled Spirits Labels
  • 2000-1 Direct Shipment Sales of Alcoholic Beverages
  • 97-1 Use of a "Trace Amount" of Citric Acid in the Production of Vodka without Changing its Designation as Vodka
  • 95-2 Athletes, Athletic Activities or Events, and Motor Vehicles in Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
  • 94-5 Geographical Names
  • 91-2 Determination of Proof
  • 89-1 Facsimile Transmitted Copies of Forms and Other Documents
  • 88-1 Alcohol Content on Labels and in Advertisements of Distilled Spirits
  • 87-3 Brandy Treated with Wood other than Chips or Slabs
  • 85-4 Use of the Term "Natural" in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages


Page last reviewed/updated: 12/01/2016

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