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Am I allowed to sell home made Sloe Gin?

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I have collected quite a few sloes and know where there are loads more so was thinking of making loads of Sloe Gin then flogging it at Christmas markets. Am I allowed to do that? Can I just rent a stall and flog it? If not would I get grief for it if I had a stall on Fargate or somewhere or would nobody care?

 

Also would anyone buy any? Would you buy some? Little bottles, great last minute gifts at a fiver or something?

 

Any info appreciated.

 

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You would, I assume, need to pay the various taxes that are on alcohol.

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If it tastes alright I'll buy a bottle off you. Couldn't you do something a bit cheeky, ask people to buy a raffle ticket off yourself for a fiver and you could win a bottle. (Every ticket wins ;) )

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Spose you would need legal labeling on it. showing %age alchohol and how many units it has and pictures of pregnant women on it telling them not to drink it cos otherwise they would.

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As far as I know it's illegal to sell alcohol under any circumstances, unless you've applied for a licence.

 

You can get a temporary personal licence for certain circumstances, such as selling your home-made gin at a school fete or suchlike.

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Insurance might be a good plan too - I've heard you can get it for crafts and things like that. Accidentally poisoning people can end up expensive I'd imagine.

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You'd need a license to sell alcohol and have to pay the DUTY. Are you distilling? I think you need a license for that too.

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If it tastes alright I'll buy a bottle off you. Couldn't you do something a bit cheeky, ask people to buy a raffle ticket off yourself for a fiver and you could win a bottle. (Every ticket wins ;) )

 

Good idea apart from the fact you need a licence to run a raffle.

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