The OLCC Makes Changes to its Rare Spirits Distribution Program 

Following the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) scandal that broke in February 2023, the agency has revamped its “Chance to Purchase” program, a system which gives retail customers the opportunity to purchase highly sought after spirits.

The program’s new guidelines, which took effect on November 9, include provisions for a third party to conduct the lottery and outlines eligibility guidelines in greater clarity. OLCC employees and liquor agents are not eligible to participate in the program. The program was established in 2018 and suspended earlier this year after the Oregonian uncovered an internal investigation that outlined OLCC officials had been setting aside bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

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