voigtman

11-01-2003, 14:07

While looking at the NH control state web site for bourbon prices, I noticed the following cheapy blends:

Gold Crown Blended Whiskey liter 80.0 $5.99

McCormick Blended Whiskey liter 80.0 $5.99

Schenley RSV 1.75l 80.0 $9.99

Senators Club liter 80.0 $5.99

which makes me wonder just what the tax is on bourbon. Assuming it is just a tax on alcohol content, not quality, the prices of $5.99 per liter of 80 proof (= 40% ABV) mean that the absolute max tax is less than $5.99 per liter at 40 % ABV. So a liter of pure alcohol would be taxed at less than $15. The Schenley price lowers the bound even more: $9.99 per 1.75 liters at 80 proof is about $5.71 per liter at 40% ABV.

So, what is the actual federal tax on boubon, either in terms of dollars per liter at 80 proof, or dollars per whatever size at whatever proof, or dollars per liter of pure alcohol? Anyone know, or know where to find out? Thanks! Ed

Gold Crown Blended Whiskey liter 80.0 $5.99

McCormick Blended Whiskey liter 80.0 $5.99

Schenley RSV 1.75l 80.0 $9.99

Senators Club liter 80.0 $5.99

which makes me wonder just what the tax is on bourbon. Assuming it is just a tax on alcohol content, not quality, the prices of $5.99 per liter of 80 proof (= 40% ABV) mean that the absolute max tax is less than $5.99 per liter at 40 % ABV. So a liter of pure alcohol would be taxed at less than $15. The Schenley price lowers the bound even more: $9.99 per 1.75 liters at 80 proof is about $5.71 per liter at 40% ABV.

So, what is the actual federal tax on boubon, either in terms of dollars per liter at 80 proof, or dollars per whatever size at whatever proof, or dollars per liter of pure alcohol? Anyone know, or know where to find out? Thanks! Ed