Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
Waller is a trusted advisor for wineries, distilleries and breweries, which each face their own unique operational and regulatory challenges.
Waller regularly works with manufacturers to obtain brewer's notices, DSPs and bonded winery approvals from the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as well as COLAs and formula registrations for manufacturers anywhere in the United States. The team also navigates complex approvals for state and local permission for manufacturing, self-distribution and tasting rooms and handles tied-house and other compliance issues at federal and state levels.
Waller has unrivaled experience in Tennessee assisting alcohol manufactures with regulatory matters, including:
Assisted Big Machine with changing local law to allow a brewery and distillery within Nashville city limits as well as obtaining all licensing necessary to open the business.
Assisted in the structuring and licensing needed to open the only African-American-owned and woman-owned distillery in Tennessee, which was named after Nearest Green, an African-American man who was Jack Daniels’ first Master Distiller.
Representing the Tennessee Distillers Guild with legal strategies and licensing in connection with the non-profit's initiatives, such as Tennessee's official whiskey trail.