Alcohol Prices in Iran

Although banned by the government, alcohol is available for purchase to people in Iran on the black market. According to a report in the New York Times, various flavors of Absolut Vodka is available for $21 a bottle, and a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream costs $43 on the black market.

Alcohol smuggling in Virginia

The state of Virginia estimates that it loses $20 million a year in tax revenue to “moonshining”, a home-made and illegally smuggled whiskey.

Alcohol smuggling in the state of Virginia causes losses of $20 million a year in tax revenue to “moonshining”, a home-made and illegally smuggled whiskey.

According to the Economist, the whiskey is “cheaply made in 800-gallon stills, mot of it smuggled to poor inner cities and sold at half the price of its legal counterparts, avoiding state and federal taxes which run at roughly $25 per gall (3.8 litres) of whiskey.”