Our long national tradition of handing out booze in exchange for votes
Beginner’s Guide to the Whiskey Rebellion
America’s most intoxicating tax protest
Happy Hour Laws: States’ Quest To Keep People Happy, But Not That Happy
Ah, the happy hour. A classic way to unwind from a long day, gossip with coworkers, and ensure that absolutely nothing productive will happen with the rest of your evening.
Lewis Rosenstiel, Capitalist Champion of America’s ‘Native Spirit’
The post-Prohibition era was very, very good for a very, very small number of people. If you had pushed your way through the 1920s with a toe still dipped in the legal liquor business—by managing, for example, to secure one of the small number of ‘medicinal spirits’ licenses available—you might be one of the lucky […]
When Rockefeller and DuPont Took On Prohibition
May leveler, wealthier, brutally capitalist heads prevail
The Taft Decision: What is Whiskey, Anyway?
The battle over what could be called “whiskey” and what was just an imitation. Because really, who’s going to buy something labeled “imitation?”
The Brown Jug Bills
Flipping the Script on Liability
Dram Shop Laws
As alcohol-related rules roll back across the country, server liability laws have only gotten stricter. Where do so-called “dram shop” laws come from, and are they a just way to fight drunk driving?
A Brief History of “Bottled In Bond”
Ensuring that the only chemicals in our whiskey are the ones we’re looking for
Chicken Wings are Sandwiches in Colorado
Why a lot of places require food service at bars, and how sometimes, that can have mighty strange consequences.