The legalisation of Home Distilled spirits in NZ came about principally due
to the guys from Spirits Unlimited and the guys from Fermtech Ltd lobbying
(heavily) the relevent govt agencys, and forwarding lots of scientific data
as to the safety etc of home distilling. One of their quotes was that it was
legal for us to make homebrew beer, with all its relevant impurities from
fermentation, and yet it was not legal for us to "Clean" it by distilling.
Remember distilling does not produce alcohol, it merely cleans it of
unwanted impurities.Go to the Spirits Unlimited site, or the Fermtech Ltd
site, they may have some further info.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynne" <ellemm@...>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [Distillers] change in attitude toward home distilling ie
> At 12:32 PM 5/31/02 +0930, spiritual wrote:
> >Im sure in Aust they will do something soon, as if you start talking
> >it it is quite amazing how many people are actually brewing there own
> >The government wont be one to sit back and let it go on when they could
> >making money from it in some kind of liquor license/tax/fee/charge
> >whatever they devise!
> Can any of the Kiwis here tell me/any other interested parties what
> prompted the NZ Govt. to legalise home distillation? I was living in Oz
> when it happened and figure I'll find out quicker by asking here than
> my own research.
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