Coming soon, to a football crowd near you?

So powdered alcohol is closer to being a thing.

A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator.

The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.

On Wednesday, bureau spokesman Tom Hogue told The Associated Press the issues were resolved and that four varieties of Palcohol were approved.

That’s approval on the federal level only, mind you.  States are still free to ban the product, if they so choose.  And some already have.  What are they worried about?  Among other things,

Concerns have included abuse by minors… and whether Palcohol’s light weight would make it easy to sneak alcohol into public events…

I think that’s a big “yes”, there.



Filed under Science Marches Onward

16 responses to “Coming soon, to a football crowd near you?

  1. Noonan

    What happens if you snort it?


  2. Cojones

    There goes my cookie franchise.


  3. Irishdawg

    Unless Buffalo Trace gets in on this action, I don’t care.


    • PTC DAWG

      Lots of good BOURBONS out there, I have my favorites, but always enjoy trying new ones….still don’t see how powered alcohol could have all that much quality/taste. See powered milk for proof.


      • Rick

        Milk is a complex colloid with fats, proteins and all sorts of other chemicals. Ethanol is 2 carbons, 6 hydrogens and an oxygen. Should be indistinguishable from everclear when mixed with whatever.


    • Macallanlover

      Elmer T Glee is a nice new addition to the line of smooth bourbons I have tried this winter. Made by the same distillers as Buffalo Trace. I cut Buffalo Trace a little, but drink Elmer T on the rocks, just one opinion.


      • Russ

        And this….THIS is another reason I read this blog. Thanks, Mac. I’ll add that to my list. Have you tried Eagle Rare?


  4. DawgPhan

    this seems like a bad idea.


  5. Truck

    Man where was this stuff when I was stuffing bottles into my boots?


  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    I was thinking people would swallow it straight. Remember the straw shaped things of powdered sugar candy?


  7. Mayor

    I understand that intense lobbying at the state legislature has already begun against this stuff by the wholesale liquor distributors. It may be approved by the Feds but before it can be sold in Georgia it has to be licensed.