The intoxicating appeal of home liquor delivery

Source: The Hill
by Adam Thierer

“Why can’t you get your favorite bottle of whiskey, rum or tequila shipped directly to your door? There’s no technical or commercial reason. Instead, your inability to get distilled spirits delivered straight to you comes down to politicians and protected industries being a bit too drunk on power. This need not be the case. Every couple of months, I receive a box containing three bottles of wine shipped directly from one of my favorite California wineries. I also now get cans of beer from some of my favorite craft breweries sent straight to my house. But if I try to order a bottle of unique bourbon from somewhere outside my state, I’m out of luck. That is because ‘direct-to-consumer’ (DTC) marketing of this kind is generally illegal throughout America.” (09/14/21)