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Tag: American history
The Three Mile Limit: Booze on Boats
An obscure bit of international maritime law becomes front page news when the Coast Guard takes on rum runners during Prohibition.
The Whiskey Ring
In an era defined by self-interest, most people could just be paid to look the other way.
A (Very Brief) History of Straight Whiskey
That’d be the legal kind of straight, not the un-iced kind
Your Liquor is Lying to You, and That’s Okay
That’s quite the special whiskey you’ve got there. Handmade, small batch, artisanal and craft. The purest and the finest. All the best ingredients, made according to the original recipe. Must be good stuff.
The 15-Gallon Law: Pack My Box With Five Dozen Liquor Jugs
Dipping a Toe in Lake Prohibition
The “Habitual Drunkard:” Virginia’s Downright Prehistoric Anti-Homeless Law.
I’d like to think that our understanding of substance dependency has evolved, but the law doesn’t always reflect that.
Boozy Trade Wars
Recent aluminum and steel tariffs are affecting the price of your beer. It ain’t the first time.
The Government Can’t Decide If Whiskey Is Gluten Free
And other tales of “health claims” for alcohol
A Tall Whiskey COLA: Navigating a Web of US Labeling Laws
In which you try to release a beer, and fail pretty hard at it.