How to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Virginia

Updated: March 2024

Virginia's laws require a permit for undenatured ethanol. Follow the steps below to buy pure undenatured food grade alcohol direct from the distillery in Maine.

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Steps to Buy Food Grade Ethanol in Virginia

To buy food grade ethanol in Virginia, follow these steps:

  1. Read and understand the rules for Virginia governing 200 proof non-denatured food grade alcohol products like Culinary Solvent.

  2. Download your blank permit or file online and follow our instructions for Virginia customers to complete their form.

  3. Submit the completed permit application and await approval, which is typically two to three business days.

  4. Send a copy of your approved permit to

  5. Proceed to checkout using our online store powered by Shopify.  We'll provide tracking information once your order is packed for pickup by FedEx or UPS, with automated updates during transit through to delivery confirmation.

  6. Prepare for Delivery: All orders ship requiring an adult signature at time of delivery.  Be sure that someone over the age of 21 is available to sign and accept the package upon arrival.  Due to the nature of the product being shipped, PO boxes and hold requests at local FedEx or UPS locations are not allowable destinations, all orders must ship to a physical address and be signed for at delivery. Not going to be home at time of delivery to sign for your package? Read our helpful tips for successful order delivery here for more information.

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  7. Get Ready to Start Making! Do you have all of the other supplies and ingredients ready to get started ASAP?  If not, no worries, your food grade alcohol will store safely in the leak-proof bottle it was delivered in without losing proof or being affected by the bottle materials.  Visit our helpful page for more tips on storing your food grade alcohol between uses.

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Transit Time for Shipping to Virginia

From our distillery in Maine to Virginia, your order of Culinary Solvent should arrive in approximately five business days, allowing one additional business day for fulfillment and processing time.  Depending on where you live, Saturdays and Sundays are sometimes counted as business days.  All orders are processed within one business day of receipt, Monday through Friday (with the exception of certain holidays).  Orders are never "backordered" and are fulfilled as quickly as possible; if we suspect a delay in fulfillment, we will let you know as soon as we do.  You will receive a tracking number and an estimated delivery date directly from your carrier after your order has been fulfilled at the distillery (typically within one business day after ordering).

Virginia Alcohol Regulatory Authority

  • Issuing Authority: Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
  • Issuing Authority URL:
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 3250, Mechanicsville VA 23116
  • Phone: 804-213-4400

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