Some distilleries operating out of Minnesota must abide by new surety bond requirements that were recently put in place. The new law is titled HB 1326 and requires micro-distilleries of premium distilled spirits to acquire a $2,000 surety bond if they are manufacturers/wholesalers of less than 20,000 gallons of 95% alcohol per year. Manufacturers/wholesalers of less than 40,000 gallons of 95% alcohol per year must obtain a $3,000 bond.
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