Collectors, Taxes and the Modern Day Bootleggers

The U.S. government wants its booze taxes. Last week, the TTB updated its TTB Tip Line to encourage citizens to report the illegal transactions of “alcohol and tobacco products into domestic commerce without the payment of taxes.” Does this mean the TTB will start cracking down on people selling liquor … Continue readingCollectors, Taxes and the Modern Day Bootleggers

TTB Survey Finds 31% of Products Not in Compliance

The U.S. Government is stepping up its alcohol oversight. As frequently reported by Chuck Cowdery, the TTB is increasing its effort and according to the below release,  the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau  found 139 of 450 surveyed products to not be in government compliance. We … Continue readingTTB Survey Finds 31% of Products Not in Compliance

TTB Approves ‘Pink Panty Dropper Watermelon Moonshine’

The U.S. Tax and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the label “Pink Panty Dropper Watermelon Moonshine.” You can see the government signature approving this product here and here. Is this sexist?   According to the Copperhead Mountain Distillery founder John Connelly, Pink Panty Dropper … Continue readingTTB Approves ‘Pink Panty Dropper Watermelon Moonshine’

Private Citizens Pursue ‘Deceitful’ Whiskey Brands in Federal Government

UPDATED: 5/23/14 9:20 a.m.: Comments from Jefferson’s Reserve founder Trey Zoeller at the bottom of the page. Jefferson’s was one of the brands reported to the TTB. A couple years ago, I was having drinks with a San Francisco woman who bragged about her favorite rye … Continue readingPrivate Citizens Pursue ‘Deceitful’ Whiskey Brands in Federal Government