This Unconventional Retailer Finds Compliant Way to Ship Spirits DTC

On Friday, we explored the current direct-to-consumer spirits shipping market and where it’s headed [see WSD 04-24-2020]. Of course, the big issue is that not many states actually allow spirits to ship DTC. One company has figured out a way to get more craft spirits shipped directly to consumers’ doorsteps, all while staying three-tier compliant. 

Spirit Hub officially launched April 1, 2019 in Illinois, the only state it currently operates in. It was founded by Michael Weiss, ceo, whose background is in building regulatory compliant platforms. Illinois residents can currently choose from about 1,100 products from more than 200 craft distillers. 

HOW IT WORKS. In Illinois, “the law reads today that shipping spirits directly to consumers within the state of Illinois is allowed and retailers are allowed to ship within the state as long as they are licensed within the state,” Michael tells WSD. 

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