Small batch fee exemptions

ABCL Section 107-a provides for an exemption from the fee for brand label registration for liquor, beer, and cider produced in “small batches.”  For liquor, small batches means 1,000 gallons or less.  While there is a fee exemption, an application for registration of the brand label must still be filed and approved.  Please note that the fee exemption applies to product using the same brand label.  If the total annual amount manufactured for one product, or products, using one brand label exceeds (or is anticipated to exceed) the limitations stated above, a fee will be required to register the label.