Top 10 banned spirits

19th August, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

High strength grain alcohol

Grain-alcoholHigh strength grain alcohol is quite the contentious spirit category in the US as a total of 13 US states have now outlawed the substance.

Most recently, Maryland banned the sale of grain alcohol bottled at 95% abv or above, with lawmakers hoping to reduce instances of sexual assault and binge drinking. Those found in breach of the law will be fined up to US$1,000.

However, local vendors believe it will only be a matter of time until manufacturers of high strength grain alcohol begin producing slightly lower-proof alcohol, such as 94% abv, as a way around the law.

One Response to “Top 10 banned spirits”

  1. lydia says:

    Ah, absinthe is still banned in Belarus. It is not prohibited to bring a bottle or two for yourself from abroad, however it is not soled neither on-trade or off-trade.

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