Small producers

Producers are classified as small producers if annual production does not exceed 200 litres of pure alcohol. Small producers must have their spirits manufactured at a contract distillery.

Tax (Art. 24 of the AlcA)

Small producers benefit from a 30% tax rebate on the first 30 litres of pure alcohol produced each year. This rebate applies for domestically grown or domestically foraged raw materials.

You can find more information on the tax obligation of small producers in Section 1 of the Alcohol Ordinance (AlcO). This page lists the factsheets and forms for small producers.

List of licensed contract distilleries in Switzerland

An overview of the existing licensed contract distilleries in Switzerland can be found here.


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