New Vendors of Spirits

Thank you for your interest in having your spirits sold in Michigan.

The Vendor of Spirits will need to select and contact an Authorized Distributor Agent (ADA) regarding the requirements that are necessary for being authorized by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to market a new spirit product in Michigan.

You must submit the following required items at least 30 days before the deadline date assigned to the monthly effective date (see Quotation Filing Deadline Date bulletin):

  • Written request from appointed ADA, addressed to the MLCC Finance Division and asking Commission permission to warehouse and distribute specified brand(s) and size(s).
  • Unexecuted ADA contract from appointed ADA listing brand(s) and sizes(s).

After receiving the required items listed above, the Commission will review the documentation and either approve or deny the ADA’s written request and unexecuted contract.

A Vendor Representative license, which is processed by the Licensing Division, is required prior to issuing a username and password to access our Electronic Quotation System (E-Quote) to register product(s) (see below for Vendor Representative license application).  It is at the Vendor of Spirits' discretion if it chooses to apply for a Vendor Representative license prior to or after the decision by the Commission regarding the ADA's written request.  The Licensing Division phone number is (517) 284-6250, option #4 for assistance.

After approval of the Vendor Representative license and approval from the Commission of the Authorized Distributor Agent contract, a username and password letter will be mailed to your company to access our internet-based, paperless quotation filing system (E-Quote). 

For further questions, you may contact Brenda Whitford at whitfordb@michigan.gov or (517) 284-6364.