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Distilled Vendors and Representatives Contact Information


Liquor Distribution Team

 

LaNor Stigen - Liquor Distribution Bureau Chief, 406-444-5807
Mickey Carlson - For questions regarding sweepstakes approvals, 406-444-0724
Lisa Patzer - For questions regarding all warehouse maintained products, 406-444-4003
Shana Goddard - For questions regarding all special order not maintained products, new vendors and products, and samples, 406-444-2938
Mary Lohrman - For scheduling trucks and promotions, 406-444-0719
Jason (Jay) Gaughan - Liquor Auditor, 406-444-2909

Mailing Address

PO Box 1712, Helena, MT 59624
Delivery Address: 2517 Airport Road, Helena, MT 59602
General Inquiries: dorliquordist@mt.gov


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The TransAction Portal


The TransAction Portal (TAP) - Manage your account online or register for an account.

On-Line Price Calculators - Posted bottle price calculated from FOB or FOB calculated from desired posted price per bottle.

Instructions

How to Sign up for an Online TransAction Portal Account (TAP): Instructions in how to register for an online TransAction Portal Account (TAP).

How to Use the Online Price Calculators: Instructions for using the on-line price calculators.


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FAQs


Liquor Representatives - FAQs for Vendor Representatives that are promoting products in Montana.  


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Liquor Vendor Forms


Supplement to Application for Montana Vendor Permit - Application for representative to be employed by a vendor that wish to promote the sale of their products in Montana.
Samples Request - Vendor requesting bailed inventory to be transferred into samples or notification sample product(s) are being shipped to the state liquor warehouse.
Promotional Agreement - Vendor requesting temporary inventory of special order product(s) in the state liquor warehouse for a six-month period.
Standard Quotation Specification Form - Standardized Price Quote for products listed in the State of Montana.
W-9 Substitute Form - Request for taxpayer identification number.
Proof Gallon Reporting Form - Vendor reporting total number of proof gallons of all distilled spirits and fortified wine products manufactured, distilled, rectified, bottled, processed, sold and imported nationwide in the preceding calendar year.


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Resources


2017 Holidays - All the holidays observed by the State of Montana Liquor Control Division. The Liquor Control Division will be closed for business on these days.
2017 Order Processing Calendar- A calendar of agency liquor stores' order days.
Agency Liquor Store Location and Contact Information - A list of all the agency liquor stores in Montana.

Other Resources

Department of Revenue Liquor Licensing - County listings, temporary authority list, FAQs and dictionary of terms.
National Alcohol Beverage Control Association or NABCA - An organization all control states/jurisdictions belong to for sharing data, building relationships with other industry members and align efforts or all interested parties to protect public health.
Statutes: Montana Code Annotated, Title 16 - Administration and taxation, liquor stores, control of liquor, beer and wine, license administration, identification cards, enforcement.
Administrative Rules of Montana, Chapter 11- Rules and regulations regarding alcohol beverage tax and operation of liquor licenses and agency liquor stores and vendors.


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Product Information


Product Classification

Items that have been in the State for at least six months and are among the highest-selling 1,300 products in the state based on case sales in the 12-month period prior to the department's biannual review where sales are not erratic or based upon closeout or overstock are classified as Regular List. Products that have not been in the State for 6 months, items that are not available year around, and highly seasonal products were excluded from this category.


Those items that did not meet the criteria to be regular listed, but among  the highest-selling 350 special order products based on case sales in the 12-month period prior to the department's biannual review, will be classified Special Order Maintained. Items that are not available year around and highly seasonal products were excluded from this category.


Items that have not qualified for Regular List or Special Order Maintained in the past 12 months are classified as Special Order Not Maintained. These products are not maintained in our warehouse.


Product Updates

Every month the Liquor Distribution Bureau sends out a notice to industry members. The notice includes new products available for order in Montana, price changes to currently listed products, discontinuation of previously listed products and miscellaneous vendor news.

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017


Quarterly Pricing Information

Regular List Products are at a fixed price for the quarter and will follow the prices listed below. Special Order Products are not at a fixed price and can change price at any time.

All licensees receive an eight percent discount (8%) from posted price on all regular list products they purchase by the case. Special order products and bottle purchases are sold at posted price.


Price Disks

Click on the links below for the posted prices for all products currently available for order in Montana.
 

August 2017 TXT - Updated 8/10/2017
August 2017 Excel - Updated 8/10/2017
 

September 2017 TXT - Updated 8/10/2017
September 2017 Excel - Updated 8/10/2017
 

October 2017 TXT - Updated 8/10/2017
October 2017 Excel - Updated 8/10/2017


Sales Ranking Report - A list of product sales from the greatest to the least.

January 2016 - December 2016


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About Distilled Vendors and Representatives


The Department of Revenue, Liquor Control Division maintains working relationships with many liquor vendors across the country. These liquor vendors are responsible for providing distilled spirits and fortified wine to our state. All bottled distilled spirits entering Montana are shipped directly to the state's Liquor Warehouse and are available for sale to our 95 Agency Liquor Stores across the State who in-turn sell to licensed businesses and the public. Representatives are chosen by the liquor vendors to promote their respective products. Each vendor can employ up to five individuals for this purpose.

These individuals must be citizens of Montana and are able to visit bars, package liquor stores, restaurants and agency liquor stores to promote the various products they represent. Vendors and their Reps are an important part in the control state model that Montana is a part of. They keep our citizens informed on the latest and greatest spirit to hit the market and provide the state with adequate levels of liquor to supply consumer demand.