Time for home-brew whiskey?

on 05/09/10 at 7:54 pm


Jimmy Carter struck a blow for personal freedom — no, seriously, stop laughing — in 1978, when he made home brewing of beer legal in the US.  As Reason TV says, this led to an explosion of experimentation and interest in beer and ale, and led to the development of the diverse microbrewery industry.  However, home distillation of spirits remains a federal crime, and the onerous tax regime stifles innovation and discourages start-ups.  The result is that only a few bottlers control the spirits industry instead of seeing another explosion of creativity and interest.  When will we free the people to make their own moonshine?

Boozenews note: Want to learn to distill? Take a course at Distilling Institute.

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