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[APD] Re: advice issue - moonshine
SunflwrgrlS asked why it was legal to make wine and beer but not whiskey,
since they both contain alcohol.
It is legal to make all of those beverages, subject to the laws of the
various states, which are the prime regulators. If the beverage is made for the
consumption of the maker and his immediate family, there are few problems in most
states. It gets more complicated when the beverage is brewed for sale, when
various state and Federal taxes come into play.
Whiskey gets special attention from the Feds because its relative small
volume and high unit value make or made it an attractive crop in certain parts of
the country, and the "farmers" often did not pay the Federal tax on distilled
spirits, which is considerable. Hence the "revenoers" arrived with their axes
for the stills and arrest warrants for the owners.
Homemade whiskey can also blind and kill.
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