What’s required to begin?
Even with our Ontario license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), we have to abide by the Provincial Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). While there are a few steps to get your products listed in Ontario, we’re working hard to make this process as painless as possible. That said, here are what we need from you in order to import, list and sell your spirits:
Approval from Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
To get started, we need your confirmation that you are entering an agreement with us as your agent. A simple LCBO formatted document that needs to be filled out and sent back to us on your distillery’s corporate letterhead.
Written agreement to allow Whisky Quarterly Ontario to bring your spirits into Canada
Enlisting an agent is assigning a person/company as your representative in Ontario. They will be the point of contact for your products and will import under the rules and regulations of the LCBO. Our Sales Agreement confirms you agree to work with us.
Specifications of spirits
With information such as:
- Wholesale price per case
- Bottle quantity per case – 6, 9 or 12
- ABV or Proof of spirit
- Bottle sizes
- Freight calculation per case
In some cases, the LCBO will require some further information about your product or labelling. Our model tries to minimize this as much as possible.
Final document to get setup in the LCBO systems, ultimately helping you get paid for your product.
Once we have the completed attachments back, we take it from there to get you setup. Rest assured we’re happy to provide guidance on pricing, freight and more, we want this to be as quick and easy as possible so that you can focus on creating sprits – not paperwork.