2011 ORS § 471.230¹
Distillery license

(1) A distillery license shall allow the holder thereof to import, manufacture, distill, rectify, blend, denature and store spirits of an alcoholic content greater than 17 percent alcohol by weight, to sell the same to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and to transport the same out of this state for sale outside this state. Distillery licensees shall be permitted to purchase from and through the commission alcoholic beverages for blending and manufacturing purposes upon such terms and conditions as the commission may provide. No such licensee shall sell any alcoholic beverage within this state except to the commission or as provided in this section. However, any agricultural producer or association of agricultural producers or legal agents thereof who manufacture and convert agricultural surpluses, by-products and wastes into denatured ethyl and industrial alcohol for use in the arts and industry shall not be required to obtain a license from the commission.

(2) A distillery licensee may:

(a) Permit tastings of the distilled liquor manufactured by the distillery licensee. The tastings may be conducted on the licensed premises of the distillery, on one other premises owned or leased by the licensee, or both. The licensee must purchase the distilled liquor from the commission.

(b) Obtain a special events distillery license entitling the holder to permit tastings of the distilled liquor manufactured by the distillery licensee. Tastings may be conducted under a special events distillery license at a designated location other than the location set forth in the distillery license for a period not exceeding five days. The licensee must purchase the distilled liquor from the commission.

(c) Apply for appointment by the commission as a distillery retail outlet agent for purposes of retailing only distilled liquor that the licensee manufactured in Oregon at locations where tastings are permitted under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 471.392 (Definitions for ORS 471.392 to 471.400) to 471.400 (Exceptions to prohibition of financial assistance), a distillery licensee may also hold a full on-premises sales license for a location at the licensed premises of the distillery and a full on-premises sales license for one other location. All distilled spirits sold under the full on-premises sales license must be purchased from the commission. [Amended by 1987 c.558 §1; 1995 c.301 §16; 1997 c.803 §1; 2007 c.134 §1; 2009 c.38 §3; 2009 c.237 §2; 2011 c.9 §64]