I came across this “Vice Tax” doohicky put together for TurboTax by the folks over at Five Column Media using stats from 2008. It’s pretty interesting to see which states are pro-alcohol and which states are pro-alcohol-tax.
New Jersey seems pretty reasonable, taxing spirits at $5.50 a gallon and beer at 12 cents a gallon. Washington and Oregon seems to be very beer-friendly and very happy to tax the hell out of spirits.
Speaking of taxing the devil away, that seems to be what Alabama has in mind, as it taxes spirits a whopping $18.78 a gallon and beer $1.05 a gallon.
Hit the link to see how your state profits from your shortcomings.