About Shipping and Receiving Culinary Solvent - Shipping

How to receive an ethanol delivery - Culinary Solvent

Purchasing food-grade ethyl alcohol from CulinarySolvent.com is straightforward and efficient. Nonetheless, due to ethanol's classification as a hazardous material, additional procedures are necessary for shipping and delivering your order. This resource aims to address any questions you might have regarding the shipment and delivery process for your order from CulinarySolvent.com.  

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How Orders from CulinarySolvent.com are Shipped

Pints, Quarts, and Gallons

Pints, quarts, and gallons (single gallons, which are composed of four quart-sized bottles, not five-gallon jugs) of 200 proof Culinary Solvent ship via common carrier (UPS or FedEx) as other regulated materials (ORM-D) due to ethanol's hazmat status.  Although these specific quantities are not considered hazmat, they require a marking indicating that they contain a limited quantity of a hazmat that poses a limited hazard during transportation.  

All orders require an adult (21 years or older) signature at time of delivery

If you won't be home at time delivery, see "Shipping Culinary Solvent without an 'Adult Signature Required.'"

Note: 190 proof Culinary Solvent is not available to ship in these quantities due to state regulations. 190 proof Culinary Solvent is only available starting at five gallons.

Five-Gallon Jugs

Five-gallon jugs ship via common carrier (UPS or FedEx) as hazmat due to the weight and volume of flammable material in each package.  Hazmat fees apply to all orders of five gallons or more; these fees are included in the shipping price quoted at checkout. 

All orders require an adult (21 years or older) signature at time of delivery.

At this time, there is no way to deliver five-gallon orders without a signature at the time of delivery. 


Bulk orders may be shipped via common carrier as freight, depending on destination location and order size.  Learn more about shipping freight here.

Culinary Solvent quart gallon 5 gallon packaging


Culinary Solvent ships using recycled materials and packaging

All orders ship using new containers, new boxes, and new packing materials that are fully recyclable and sourced with ecological sustainability in mind.


Adult Signature is Required for Delivery of Culinary Solvent

All orders shipped from CulinarySolvent.com will require the signature of an adult over the age of 21 for successful delivery.  Upon signing for the delivery, customers acknowledge that this product must be kept out of reach of children and that adequate care should be observed in the use, storage, and application of food grade ethanol. 

Shipping Culinary Solvent without an "Adult Signature Required" at delivery.

View our blog post [here] for instructions on how to ship your order without requiring an adult signature at time of delivery.

How to Track Delivery Progress

You will get a tracking number for your chosen carrier via email once your order is fulfilled (i.e., packed and picked up by the carrier).  You can also check the status using our live chat.

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Orders Ship Fast

Via FedEx Ground, and UPS Ground to commercial and residential addresses. Weekend delivery available via FedEx Home. Real-time tracking with delivery confirmation.

About Picking Up Your Order at the Distillery

Local Maine customers have the option at checkout to choose "Pickup at Distillery" as their shipping option at checkout.

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Understanding Permits (and if you need one)

Shipping daily to most states without a permit. View our map of states that need additional steps after checkout.

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