Like most things, alcohol is susceptible to the law of demand: when the price rises, demand falls. So, given a robust distribution system that keeps market rates for booze pretty steady from state to state, it seems evident that higher taxes should mean lower consumption—and in turn, fewer alcohol-related problems. But does it? The short […]
Or, “Doesn’t bourbon have to come from Kentucky?”
For a while there, the view from a Utah bar stool was a bit… bland. Meet one of the strangest state liquor laws on the books.
Tied houses, overzealous bartenders, and the creation of three distinct alcohol industries
Speakeasies, bathtub gin, mob wars… we all know the basic story, but Prohibition’s impact went well beyond the sensational tales, and left impacts across our society.
Getting a drink with kids in tow is more normal than ever. Are laws keeping up with our changing social mores?