26 U.S. Code § 5222 - Production, receipt, removal, and use of distilling materials
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(a) Production, removal, and use
(1) No mash, wort, or wash fit for distillation or for the production of distilled spirits shall be made or fermented in any building or on any premises other than on the bonded premises of a distilled spirits plant duly authorized to produce distilled spirits according to law; and no mash, wort, or wash so made or fermented shall be removed from any such premises before being distilled, except as authorized by the Secretary; and no person other than an authorized distiller shall, by distillation or any other process, produce distilled spirits from any mash, wort, wash, or other material.
(2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to apply to—
(A) authorized operations performed on the premises of vinegar plants established under part I of subchapter H;
(B) authorized production and removal of fermented materials produced on authorized brewery or bonded wine cellar premises as provided by law;
Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, fermented materials to be used in the production of distilled spirits may be received on the bonded premises of a distilled spirits plant authorized to produce distilled spirits as follows—
(1) from the premises of a bonded wine cellar authorized to remove such material by section 5362 (c)(6);
(2) beer conveyed without payment of tax from brewery premises, beer which has been lawfully removed from brewery premises upon determination of tax, or
(c) Processing of distilled spirits containing extraneous substances
The Secretary may by regulations provide for the removal from the distilling system, and the addition to the fermented or unfermented distilling material, of distilled spirits containing substantial quantities of fusel oil or aldehydes, or other extraneous substances.
Source(Added Pub. L. 85–859, title II, § 201,Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1365; amended Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§ 1905(b)(6)(D), 1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1823, 1834; Pub. L. 95–458, § 2(b)(4),Oct. 14, 1978, 92 Stat. 1256; Pub. L. 96–39, title VIII, § 807(a)(30),July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 286; Pub. L. 105–34, title XIV, § 1414(a),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1047.)
Provisions similar to those comprising subsecs. (a)(1), (2)(D), (b), and (d) of this section were contained in prior sections of act Aug. 16, 1954, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859, as follows:
|Present subsecs.:||Prior sections|
|(a)(1), (2)(D)||5216(a)(1), (4).|
|(b)||5309, 5362(7), 5412.|
The prior sections, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, are set out in 68A Stat. 640, 641, 658, 665, 675.
1997—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–34amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “conveyed without payment of tax from contiguous brewery premises where produced; or”.
1979—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–39struck out “, in the production facilities of a distilled spirits plant” after “distilling material”.
1976—Subsecs. (a)(1), (b), (c). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1906(b)(13)(A), struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–455, § 1905(b)(6)(D), struck out “5601(b)(3), 5601(b)(4),” after “5601(a)(8),”.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 105–34effective on the 1st day of the 1st calendar quarter that begins at least 180 days after Aug. 5, 1997, see section 1414(d) ofPub. L. 105–34, set out as a note under section 5053 of this title.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–39effective Jan. 1, 1980, see section 810 ofPub. L. 96–39, set out as a note under section 5001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 95–458effective on first day of first calendar month beginning more than 90 days after Oct. 14, 1978, see section 2(c) ofPub. L. 95–458, set out as a note under section 5042 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment