Despite Prohibition Repeal’s 75th anniversary this past December, 15 states continue to ban Sunday spirits sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, which alerts consumers interested in entertaining guests this Super Bowl Sunday that if they didn’t plan enough in advance, they might have to punt.  


The following states continue Prohibition-era Sunday sales bans:  Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia. Notably, Connecticut, Georgia and Indiana are the only three states in the country that ban beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.  Click HERE for a map of states that still ban Sunday spirits sales.


Here’s an article about Minnesota’s Sunday sales ban:  Time to lift Sunday liquor limits?

An article ran in this morning’s Clarion Ledger in Mississippi, detailing the quilt of alcohol laws that govern the Magnolia State.  Read about it here.

Here’s a fun excerpt:

Beer laws and liquor laws in Mississippi are different, said Kathy Waterbury, spokeswoman for the Mississippi State Tax Commission.  “Under the definition of the law in Mississippi, beer is not alcohol,” she said. Neither is light wine, which includes wine coolers and such.  “Liquor laws are much stricter than the beer laws,” Waterbury said.