On 3rd December, the ABC Board met to discuss taxation of Alabama produced liquor, among other topics. At this meeting they agreed to reduce the double taxation issue we raised, and removed the double taxation penalty.
What this means in practice is that Alabama’s distilleries will be able to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state businesses. The liquor business is fiercely competitive, just like the brewing industry, and this decision by the ABC Board has removed an artificial brake on our distilleries being able to succeed in this industry.
So, thanks to the ABC Board for listening to the concerns of Alabamians. In a year which has been increasingly strange they helped our local industry, our local employers, make a step towards sustainable success.