Dramatic and animated presentation about production of alcohol and its taxation process in United States.
United States USA Date:1953 Duration:4 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
Alcohol production and taxation system: dramatization and animation. Dramatic raid of alcohol and tobacco tax division on illegal moonshine stills in a forest in the southern U.S. Officials of the Alchohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service walk in woods. Illegal moonshiners sit in woods with rifle in hand and sacks on ground. Horse cart in the woods. Barrels of alcohol. Men fight. The officers dynamite and explode an illegal still. Animation shows the ancient time when men discovered the intoxicating effect of alcohol in different parts of world like Greece and China. Taxes on alcohol. Excess grain used by colonial government and process of making alcohol by grain. Alcohol making industry at a farm and exchange of necessary goods with alcohol. Alcohol making industry at small scale and factory of alcohol. The production of alcohol starts in1866 and reaches 15 million dollars and 90 million barrels production rate. Truck in 1950s driving into a brewery plant. View of giant cooper brewing kettles in brewery. The process of brewing beer. Production of beer is shown, with grains like barley and rice passing through machines and into brewing kettles. Alcohol as main source of revenue. Officials work at the permissive branch for administration of laws related to liquor, tobacco, cigarette paper and tubes production. Women and men sitting at desks. Women doing typing and clerical work reviewing forms and applications. Worker adds mash through a tube to a giant kettle in a distillery. In the Seagram's bourbon whiskey distillery in Louisville Kentucky, workers assemble wooden barrels, prepare flaming barrel lids for bourbon barrels, and they pound stoppers in barrels with a mallet and prepare them for shipment while an IRS inspector looks on. Government official of the IRS supervises production, packaging and labeling services in the factory. Seagram name and Louisville location seen printed on the barrels.
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