Oregon LCC Restricts Staff Access to Rare Liquor

In the wake of disclosures that Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission employees were gaining preferred access to manufacturer allocated distilled spirits, including Pappy Van Winkle's, the OLCC said it was developing a series of policies to deal with the problem.

The first policy applies to OLCC employees and specifies that employees are not allowed to set aside liquor for their own purchase. Additional policies are being developed to address how manufacturer allocated products could be provided to non-profits and charities, and how rare and hard-to-find products should be sold to consumers once they reach retailers.