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For those considering buying and operating a still, it would be a very good idea to check local state laws first. The thing to keep in mind is that there are federal and state laws regarding home distilling. Click here for a good summary of federal distillation laws. For state laws, see the list below. It's currently not a very big list, but we'll add to it as we have time.
Also, we know a lot about distilling, but we aren't lawyers. Please don't call or email us to ask about your state, because we will not be able to help you. For assistance with this, hire a legal professional licensed to practice in your state.
Is it legal to make moonshine in...
District of Columbia
Northern Marianas Islands
Checkout the American Home Distillers Association webpage as they have a lot of legal information on their site
Remember, it is illegal to distill alcohol at home for consumption. Do not do this.