Excise Notice 39: spirits production in the UK

Find out what spirit manufacturers need to do to comply with HMRC.



This notice cancels and replaces Notice 39 (January 2018).

If you’re applying for a licence to produce spirits, the application form in Section 14 of this notice, has been replaced by form DLA1.

Published 1 January 2012
Last updated 12 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 11.3 has been updated with information on where you can send a written general enquiry about excise.

  2. Section 14.1 updated to clarify when a rectifier or compounder doesn't need a licence to re-distil, combine or mix spirits.

  3. Updated Excise Notice 39 cancels and replaces the previous version issued on 1 January 2012.

  4. First published.