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New Jersey Wholesaler’s License

Alcoholic Beverage Law Attorney

In New Jersey, alcoholic beverage licenses issued for the purpose of wholesaling or distributing alcoholic beverages to retail licensees are known as “Class B” licenses. The rules pertaining to these types of licenses are enumerate under N.J.S.A. 33:1-11. These licenses include State Beverage Distributor’s (“19”), Wine Wholesale (“26”), Limited Wholesale (“25”) and Plenary Wholesale (“23”). These types of licenses are issued and overseen by the Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Additionally, these licenses are responsible for any solicitors who have been issued permits to sell alcoholic beverages under one of these licenses. Understanding the trade regulations, applications and restrictions is incumbent upon any business looking to operate as a wholesaler in New Jersey. For more information, call 732.858.5857.

Types of Wholesale Licenses

Plenary Wholesale License

“The holder of this license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell and distribute alcoholic beverages to retailers and wholesalers licensed in accordance with this chapter, and to sell and distribute without this State to any persons pursuant to the laws of the places of such sale and distribution, and to maintain a warehouse and salesroom; provided, however, that the delivery of such alcoholic beverages by the holder of this license to retailers licensed under this Title shall be from inventory in a warehouse located in New Jersey which is operated under a plenary wholesale license.”

Limited Wholesale License

“The holder of this license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell and distribute brewed malt alcoholic beverages and naturally fermented wines to retailers and wholesalers licensed in accordance with this chapter, and to sell and distribute without this State to any persons pursuant to the laws of the places of such sale and distribution, and to maintain a warehouse and salesroom.”

Wine Wholesale License

“The holder of this license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell and distribute any naturally fermented, treated, blended, fortified and sparkling wines to retailers and wholesalers licensed in accordance with this chapter, and to sell and distribute without this State to any persons pursuant to the laws of the places of such sale and distribution, and to maintain a warehouse and salesroom; provided, however, that the delivery of such wines by the holder of this license to retailers licensed under this Title shall be from inventory in a warehouse located in New Jersey which is operated under a wine wholesale license.”

State Beverage Distributor’s License

“The holder of this license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell and distribute unchilled, brewed, malt alcoholic beverages in original containers only, in quantities of not less than 144 fluid ounces and chilled draught malt alcoholic beverages in kegs, barrels or other similar containers of at least one fluid gallon in capacity, to retailers licensed in accordance with this chapter, and to sell and distribute without this State to any person pursuant to the laws of the places of such sale and distribution, and to maintain a warehouse and salesroom. The holder of this license may sell unchilled, brewed, malt alcoholic beverages in original containers only, in quantities of not less than 144 fluid ounces and chilled draught malt alcoholic beverages in kegs, barrels or other similar containers of at least 7.75 fluid gallons in capacity, at retail; provided, however, that such sales shall be made only for consumption off the licensed premises. This license shall not be issued to any person holding a plenary or limited brewery license, nor shall it be issued to any person directly or indirectly interested in any brewery within or without this State. This license shall not be issued for premises in or upon which any retail business, except the sale of malt alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, is carried on.”

 

NJ Liquor License Attorneys 

For a consultation with a New Jersey Liquor Licensing Attorney, call the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver at 732.858.5857.

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