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No Powdered Alcohol After All

Yesterday it was reported that a Federal agency had approved the sale of powdered alcohol, today we learned that this decision has been reversed:

A federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol’s powdered vodka, rum, and other cocktails “in error,” Tom Hogue, the agency’s director of congressional and public affairs, said in an email. The agency has not responded to any further questions.

The company that makes Palcohol — Tempe, Ariz.-based Lipsmark LLC — said that “there seemed to be a discrepancy [about] how much powder” is in the packets, which are meant to be mixed with water.

Lipsmark said that it will resubmit the product for approval.

Something tells me that approval won’t be so forthcoming the next time.

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Mu says:

    You could make a movie about that. Never mind, they did http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lover_Come_Back_%281961_film%29

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