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Liquor Licence

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Liquor Licence

There are still a few fallen apples around my apple tree that I haven't cleared up yet.

I was just watching a Blackbird tucking into one of the rotting apples for about 5 minutes.

A couple of Pigeons flew in which disturbed the Blackbird which flew off across the garden to the fence where it landed.....and promptly fell off.

It attempted flight a few more times and eventually took off heading for a large tree where it landed successfully.

I'm just wondering with all these fermenting apples around, do I need an alcohol licence.

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Re: Liquor Licence

Ok if you are consuming the stuff yourself but if you are charging the birds for it then you need a Licence.

I wonder how many breweries there are in the country ?

 

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Re: Liquor Licence

Cider is a strange one, you can SELL several THOUSAND gallons before you need to pay tax on it.
See http://www.ukcider.co.uk/wiki/index.php/General_cider_making_issues

Or you can get a licence for £21 and sell it 52 times during a year ;-)
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I think the term 'liquor' refers more to distillation rather than fermentation?

In which case, steady as she goes...... or not. Wink

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Re: Liquor Licence

Buy does anyone make liquor from apples ?

Sure you could do it, perhaps someone does ?

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Re: Liquor Licence

What, you've never heard of Calvados? Smiley

Variations made all over France without licence under the generic term 'eau de vie' so basically, any local fruit fermented, double distilled.....and offered under the table often on Bastille day!

I've had the homemade stuff on those occasions..... and it's lethal!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvados

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eau_de_vie

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Re: Liquor Licence

I used 'Liquor' in the title as it appeared to me to be more 'newspaper headline type' attention grabbing than 'Alcohol'.

Is there such a thing as an Alcohol licence or is it just a drinks licence.

Either way I am not charging the birds anything to partake of the intoxicant.

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Cider seems to be an internationally popular drink among several species:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w-eLx9IksQ

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Liquor License - might get a better response from the international contingent lurking here. 

I'd imagine you'd be in trouble for providing alcohol to pigeons under the age of 18.

 

Similar problems with Marula fruit in South Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50tlF3kGbT4

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