ORS 471.440¹
Manufacture, fermentation or possession of mash, wort or wash
  • establishment or operation of distillery without license
  • prima facie evidence

(1) No mash, wort or wash fit for distillation or for the manufacture of spirituous alcoholic liquors, shall be made, fermented or possessed within this state by any person who does not at the time own a distillery license under the Liquor Control Act. This section does not prevent the possession of mash for the purpose of manufacturing wine, cider or beer for home consumption as provided for in ORS 471.403 (License required to produce alcoholic liquor).

(2) No distillery shall be set up or operated in this state for the purpose of manufacturing alcoholic liquor for beverage purposes except by a person duly licensed under the Liquor Control Act to operate a distillery. Any device or process which separates alcoholic spirits from any fermented substance shall be regarded as a distillery. A distillery is set up when the still is in position over a furnace, or is connected with a boiler, so that heat may be applied, although the worm or worm tank is not in position.

(3) The finding of any mash, wort, wash or distillery in any house, on any premises or within any enclosure, is prima facie evidence that it was made and fermented by, or set up by, and the property of, the person who is in possession of such house, premises or enclosure. [Amended by 1999 c.351 §73]

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as "hearings advocate" at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors471.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­471ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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