On-Premises Retailer Licensees: New Limit on Spirits Purchases From SDD Licensees & Monthly Reporting Requirement

On-premises retailer licensees can now purchase more than 9 liters a month from Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licensees.  MCL 436.1205(10) was amended on July 1, 2020, to allow on-premises retailer licensees to purchase up to 120 liters of spirits, collectively, from Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licensees in a calendar year. This applies to: Class C, B-Hotel, Club, G-1, Continuing Care Retirement Center, Aircraft, Train, and Watercraft on-premises retailer license types.

The new limit of 120 liters per year, includes all purchases of spirits from all SDD licensees combined in the same calendar year. (It does not mean 120 liters per SDD licensee).

You must now complete a monthly report on any spirits you purchase from SDD licensees. The new On-Premises Retailer Spirits Purchase Report form can be downloaded from the MLCC website: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/On-Premises_Retailer_Spirits_Purchase_Report_LCC-610_696733_7.pdf

Please submit the report via email to: LARA-MLCC-Spirits-Purchase-Report@michigan.gov.  Do not mail or fax the report to the MLCC. The report must be submitted electronically, as required by the amended law. Spirits purchase reports are due within 45 days from the end of the month in which you made the spirits purchase(s).

Note: If you do not make any spirits purchases from an SDD licensee, you are not required to submit a monthly report.