Spirits Act, 1880

Power for rectifier to warehouse on drawback.

95. (1.) A rectifier may, subject to the provisions of this Act, and the prescribed regulations, warehouse in an Excise or Customs warehouse, for exportation or for ship's stores, or for home consumption, British compounds rectified or compounded by him from spirits on which duty has been paid, and not being British liqueurs or tinctures or medicinal spirits.

(2.) He may so warehouse for exportation or for ship's stores, but not for home consumption, British liqueurs, tinctures, or medicinal spirits compounded by him from spirits on which duty has been paid.

(3.) He may so warehouse, either for exportation or for ship's stores, but not for home consumption, spirits of wine rectified by him from the spirits on which duty has been paid.

(4.) British compounds warehoused for home consumption must be of a strength not exceeding eleven degrees over proof.

(5.) British compounds and spirits of wine must be warehoused in casks either full or on ullage of one gallon or two gallons. All casks warehoused in any one year from the same premises must be numbered consecutively. The capacity of each cask must be not less than nine gallons, and there must be legibly cut, branded, or painted with oil colours on each end thereof—

(a.) The name and place of business of the rectifier:

(b.) The number of the cask and the year in which it is warehoused:

(c.) The capacity of the cask in gallons, and, if the capacity is less than eighty gallons, the quarter or quarters of a gallon of capacity above the number of entire gallons:

(d.) The number of gallons, strength, and denomination of the spirits contained in the cask.

(6.) The rectifier must, before warehousing spirits, deliver to the officer in charge of the warehouse or the authorized officer of Customs a warehousing entry specifying—

(a.) The particulars of the spirits, as set forth in the certificate:

(b.) The name of the rectifier:

(c.) The place whence the spirits are sent:

(d.) In the case of British liqueurs, or tinctures, or medicinal spirits, the number of gallons at proof of the spirits from which the contents of each cask were compounded.

(7.) The strength of all spirits warehoused on drawback (except British liqueurs, or tinctures, or medicinal spirits) shall be deemed to be that ascertained by Sykes's hydrometer.

(8.) Where a cask contains British liqueurs, or tinctures, or medicinal spirits, the officer shall take a sample from the cask; and the sample shall be examined, under the direction of the Commissioners, or the Commissioners of Customs, by distillation or otherwise, and the strength as ascertained by the examination shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed the true strength of the contents.

(9.) When the officer has examined the spirits, he shall deliver to the rectifier a receipt specifying—

(a.) The marks, numbers, and capacity of each cask warehoused; and

(b.) The number of gallons computed at proof, description, and strength of the spirits in each cask; and

(c.) The total number of gallons computed at proof received with the certificate.

(10.) The officer shall forthwith send to the collector of the collection in which the rectifier's premises are situate a certificate setting forth the name of the rectifier, the situation of his premises, and the other particulars required to be inserted in the receipt.

(11.) The collector shall, on receiving three days written notice of the time when payment is required, and on production of the receipt, pay to the rectifier, or to any person authorised by him, a drawback of the duties on the spirits warehoused.

(12.) Spirits warehoused for home consumption under this section may be delivered out for home consumption under the same rules and regulations and on payment of the same duty as spirits warehoused by a distiller.

(13.) [1] Spirits warehoused for exportation or ship's stores under this section must not be delivered out otherwise than directly from the warehouse to the ship in which they are to be exported or used as stores.

Dealers and Retailers.

[1 Removal to another warehouse is permitted under certain conditions, 58 & 59 Vict. c. 16. s. 8.]