Alcoholic Liquor or Liquor

The privileges, duties and responsibilities for the manufacture, sale or distribution of liquor in West Virginia is detailed in Legislative Rule CSR 175 Series 1, 2, 5 and 6 and authorized by West Virginia Code §60.

West Virginia is a control state and utilizes the bailment system of supply for liquor distribution. The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is the only entity authorized to warehouse alcoholic liquor in the state of West Virginia. All shipments of alcoholic liquor into West Virginia must be delivered to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration Distribution Center by licensed carriers. 

Alcoholic liquor, as defined by West Virginia statutes, means alcohol, beer, fortified wine and distilled spirits, and any liquid or solid capable of being used as a beverage. The term alcoholic liquor does not include wine with an alcohol content of fourteen percent (14%) or less by volume, nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating beverages. 

Liquor Related Licenses:

Distillery (Resident)

Mini Distillery (Resident)



Liquor Retailer

Private Club

Carrier – Transportation Permit


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