Distillation of spirits is legal in all states (there are no "dry" states). To do it legally you need a DSP (distilled spirits plant) permit
Yes this is true but that is on the commercial side. What I was trying to convey is that in Missouri we are allowed to include distilled spirits in the 200 gallon per 2 person household for personal and family use without having to have a license. So we can legally do homemade spirits in MO without having the tax collectors knocking at our door. AFAIK, we are the only state with that exemption.
This from the AHA website for MO: 311.020. Definition of intoxicating liquor
The term "intoxicating liquor" as used in this chapter shall mean and include alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous
, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented...No person at least twenty-one years of age shall be required to obtain a license to manufacture intoxicating liquor, as defined in section 311.020, for personal or family use.