The poll was conducted by IWSR Beverage Market Analysis on behalf of the US Spirit Spirit Council and asked respondents multiple questions about how to sell directly to consumers.
“In all demographics, we found that there was a great deal of interest in buying spirits online,” said David Ozgo, Senior Vice President of Economic Strategy Analysis at the Spirit Spirit Council. I will. “No matter what you ask, 75-80% wanted to be able to ship spirits.”
Currently, only 14 states and the District of Columbia allow direct transportation of spirits to consumers in several forms. During the coronavirus pandemic, seven states have enacted temporary measures to allow direct transportation of spirits to consumers.
The Distilled Spirits Council is seeking the passage of the United States Postal Service’s Transport Capital Act at the federal level. The bill allows the USPS to transport alcoholic beverages when direct transportation to consumers is legal. The bill has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and has bipartisan support.