Bacon-infused whiskey?


Idaho State Police have bolstered the Alcohol Beverage Control Unit and are cracking down in Boise on infused alcohol such as bacon-infused whiskey and basil-infused vodka.

Lt. Russ Wheatley tells the Idaho Statesman the drinks violate Idaho law because the process of infusing the alcohol means taking alcohol out of a bottle and replacing it again.

Wheatley said something could be put in the liquor that makes people sick. Or an employee could replace one type of alcohol with a cheaper brand.

“From our perspective, (bars) have to sell liquor by the drink,” he said. “You can’t take it out of a bottle, replace it and then sell it again. That is illegal. This is really a consumer protection issue. We don’t know what people are putting in those bottles. There is a reason the rules are written the way they are.”

Red Feather co-owner Kevin Kelpe said he understands the strict interpretation of Idaho law but questions why it’s being enforced now when his bar staff has been infusing alcohol with flavors for a decade.

“I guess my question is: ‘How is this benefiting anyone?'” Kelpe said. “We don’t feel angry about it. But it is strange.”


read more on missoulian.com
Start-up company claims it can age your whiskey by three years in just 24 hours photo
Kasabian and Noel Fielding attack boring bands who prefer chicken and broccoli to booze photo
Drinking alcohol after age 60 can boost your memory, study suggests photo
 
 
 
Your Edition
Support
Follow Us
 
Featured this week
Recommended Resources
21530 Subscribers

thespiritsbusiness.com

67783 Subscribers

beveragedaily.com