Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To subject to a process of distillation, i. e., vaporizing the more volatile parte of a substance and then cendensing the vapor so formed. In law, the term is chiefly used in connection with the manufacture of intoxicating liquors.
    —Distilled liquor or distilled spirits. A term which includes nil potable alcoholic liquors Obtained by the process of distillation, (such as whisky, brandy, rum, and gin) but excludes fermented and malt liquors, such as wine and beer. U. S. Rev. St. §§ 3248, 3289, 3299 (U. S. Comp. St. 1901, pp. 2107, 2132, 2153); U. S. v. Anthony, 14 Blatchf. 92, Fed. Cas. No. 14,460; State v. Williamson, 21 Mo. 496; Boyd v. U. S., 3 Fed. Cas. 1098; Sarlls v. U. S., 152 U. S. 570, 14 Sun. Ct. 72o, 38 Li. Ed. 556.
    —Distiller. Every person who produces distilled spirits, or who brews or makes mash, wort, or wash, fit for distillation or for the production of spirits, or who. by any process of evaporization, separates alcoholic spirit from any fermented substance, or who, making or keeping mash, wort, or wash, has also in his possession or use a still, shall be regarded as a distiller. Rev. St U. S. § 3247 (U. S. Comp. St. 1901, p. 2107). See Johnson v. State, 44 Ala. 416; U. S. v. Frerichs, 25 Fed. Cas. 1218; U. S. v. Wittig, 28 Fed. Cas. 745; U. S. v. Ridenour (D. C) 119 Fed. 4ll.
    —Distillery. The strict meaning of "distillery" is a place or building where alcoholic liquors are distilled or manufactured; not every building where the process of distillation is used. Atlantic Dock Co. v. Libby, 45 N. Y. 499; U. Sv. Blaisdell, 24 Fed. Cas. 1162.