Two months after Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner received a light sentence for sexual assault, university President John L. Hennessy banned distilled spirits on campus. Turner blamed intoxication for his actions in the trial dubbed the “Stanford Rape Case,” horrible PR for the school. And … Continue readingSorry, Stanford, No Bourbon For You
Alcohol taxes and gonorrhea. They’re apparently linked, according to a University of Florida study that published a report yesterday showing sharp gonorrhea declines after Maryland sales tax increases. “If policymakers are looking for methods to protect young people from harmful STIs, they should consider raising alcohol taxes, … Continue readingSpirits lobby blasts Gonorrhea study
Two Congressmen introduced a bill to cut taxes on distilled spirits. Sponsors of “HR 2520: Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015,” Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) both represent states with significant distillery interests. [adrotate banner=”6″]Yarmuth obviously represents the distilling … Continue readingCongressmen Seek to Cut Excise Taxes on Distilled Spirits
Dear Mr. President, As I write this, bourbon brands sit in meetings discussing how to get a bottle in your hands. Your comments yesterday about joining Sen. Mitch McConnell for a Kentucky Bourbon lit a fire under their fannies. You should know there’s presidential history … Continue readingDear Mr. President, If You Sip One Bourbon, Make It….
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) found Dewar’s in violation of Provision 24 of the Code of Responsible Practices for its sexist “Meet the Baron” advertisements. UPDATE: READ DISCUS BOARD HERE Dewar’s launched a “Meet the Baron” TV commercial series that drew … Continue readingUDATED WITH FULL COMMENTS: DISCUS Finds Dewar’s Violated Code of Responsible Practices
Finally, I can buy liquor on Election Day and vote. Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed into law a Senate Bill that permits retailers to sell booze during polling hours. The Distilled Spirits Council called Kentucky’s move the latest trend of states updating “antiquated liquor … Continue readingElection Day Liquor & Drinking Responsibly