Only my second post here, and I'm sorry to be resurrecting an old thread, but I've been struck by the similarities between the dislike you guys have of ludicrous laws & taxes that we here in the UK are crippled by...........
I've only very recently discovered the delights of home distilling, but the process absolutely fascinates me almost to the point of enthrallment.
The irony to me is, that while careful & responsible home-distillation of ethanol can produce a very fine end product, the process is deemed illegal & all sorts of scientifically-flawed rubbish is touted as the reason why we need to be 'protected' from ourselves........'methanol', 'aldehydes', explosions, etc........I wonder why this has become a concern over the years when back in the day even your own George Washington issued troops a ration originating from his own
still, I believe? Just another revenue stream that's jealously guarded by those who have wars to pay for, I wonder?
Progress thus far though (and I'm firmly still just a 'rookie', as you guys would term it), has shown me that the end product is a serious step up from what Mr Smirnoff, et al
Wonder if I could send him a sample of how it should
be, & put a compensation claim in for all the unnecessary suffering he's caused me?