Today, 43 states allow the sale of distilled spirits on Sundays. However, 7 states (Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah) completely prohibit the sale of spirits on Sunday. These laws are called “blue laws” and are antiquated restrictions intended to limit convenient consumer access to spirits based on old-fashioned ideals.
The government shouldn’t be in the businesses of telling consumers when they can purchase their favorite products. Our goal is to enable consumers to be able to make their own choices about their purchases and put an end to the outdated ban on seven-day spirits sales.
Currently, 46 states allow some form of distilled spirits tastings, with 37 states allowing tastings both at on-premise and off-premise establishments. These states have regulations in place to limit the size and number of tastings (i.e. no more than three ¼ ounce samples per person per day), as well as prohibit illegal, underage consumption.