How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in South Carolina

How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in South Carolina

Updated: December 2022 by Josh Hopkins
Buying food grade ethanol in South Carolina is allowed under South Carolina's laws without additional permit or license.  Follow these steps to buy food grade ethanol, shipped direct via FedEx Ground to business or residential addresses throughout the state of South Carolina.

Steps to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in South Carolina

  1. Read and understand South Carolina Rules and Exemptions for food grade ethanol. 
  2. Visit the online store at to browse our selection of pure food grade ethanol available for immediate fulfillment. Orders ship in 1-2 days.
  3. Enter your payment information at checkout and confirm your shipping address.  Tracking information is provided for real-time status updates of your order.
  4. Plan to receive your delivery.  Orders to South Carolina ship requiring an adult signature at the time of delivery.

How long does it take to ship Ethanol to South Carolina?

Transit time via FedEx Ground from our distillery in Maine to South Carolina takes approximately 2 business days.  Depending on where you live, Saturday and Sunday's are sometimes counted as business days...  You will receive tracking updates directly from FedEx, including an update the day before expected delivery.

Are there any South Carolina Permits required to buy in South Carolina?

There are no permits or licenses required to buy and ship food grade ethanol to South CarolinaSouth Carolina laws specially declare 190 proof and 200 proof nondenatured ethanol as a "nonvolatile solvent", and thereby approved for use in extractions and processing operations.


Orders are shipped using new, sustainably sourced materials.  Orders arrive in craft cardboard boxes for discrete and reliable transportation per DOT regulations for transporting ethanol. Learn more about shipping and recieving Culinary Solvent.

Orders placed by 9am EST Monday - Friday ship the same day.  Orders placed on Friday after 9am will ship the following Monday.  If Monday is a holiday, orders will process on the next available open business day.

At this time, expedited shipping options are not available for food grade ethanol.  To ensure the safe transport of ethanol, the Department of Transportation mandates that only ground carriers may be used.  This restriction on shipping food grade alcohol via air service unfortunately limits the transport time to certain locations in the US.

Yes, customers who wish to have thier orders ship without requiring a signature at delivery may complete a signature realse form before the order ships. Use this link to download the blank form and learn more.