Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kentucky Booze Tax Hike Protest

Link to Jackson Sun AP Article

It wasn’t quite the Boston Tea Party. The proof was a little higher. Kentucky bourbon industry officials stood shoulder-to-shoulder Tuesday and poured spirits on the state Capitol’s front steps to protest a proposed 6-percent sales tax on all booze.

‘‘They’ve always been taxing us to death over the years,’’ said Jimmy Russell, master distiller at Lawrenceburg, Ky.-based Wild Turkey, moments after pouring out an entire bottle of bourbon into a pile of melting snow.