The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is in charge of administering and enforcing Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage laws. The Kentucky ABC also processes liquor applications and issues liquor licenses. In addition, there are city and county, ABC administrators throughout Kentucky. These local administrators must approve all license applications before they will be reviewed by the state ABC.
New Kentucky ABC laws went into effect as of July 25, 2013. There are many different license types. Most licenses pertain to distilled spirits (liquor) and wine or to malt beverages (beer). Not all licenses are available statewide.
A temporary license may be issued for an organized charitable, civic, or community sponsored event such as a fundraiser, fair, festival, exposition, political campaign function, or other party. A temporary license allows the holder to exercise the same privileges as an ABC license holder at a fraction of the cost.
Kentucky ABC Licensing And Enforcement
For most businesses, the key issues in alcoholic beverage law are acquiring and maintaining the proper licenses, and properly handling enforcement of applicable laws by state and federal regulatory authorities, such as the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The attorneys at Sutton Law assist businesses in:
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