is Powdered Alcohol

We expect Palcohol to be available in the spring of 2015.

Many states are moving to ban powdered alcohol before it even is approved for sale. Why? Because the liquor industry is against it and they want to squash competition and protect their market share. The liquor companies have lots of money to lobby for what they want and we are no match for their deep pockets. But should big money be allowed to make the laws?

If you want to try Palcohol, you need to contact your legislators to tell them you don't need the government to be our nanny. We're big boys and girls and can decide for ourselves if we want to use alcohol....because that's all Palcohol is....liquid alcohol in powder form.

Commercial Applications

Medical Applications

Food Applications

Manufacturing Applications

Aviation Applications

Palcohol will be made in two different formulations, a Beverage Formulation (ingestible) and an Industrial Formulation (non-ingestible).

Beverage Formulation: In its beverage formulation, Palcohol is for the legitimate and responsible enjoyment by lawful consumers and has several applications:

  • Outdoor Activity Applications: Palcohol is a boon to outdoors enthusiasts such as campers, hikers and others who wanted to enjoy adult beverages responsibly without having the undue burden of carrying heavy bottles of liquid.

  • Travel Applications: Similarly, adult travelers journeying to destinations far from home could conveniently and lawfully carry their favorite cocktail in powder format. Moderate quantities of flavored Palcohol products carried in resealable pouches are a fraction of the weight and bulk associated with traditional liquor packaging.

  • Hospitality Applications: Because powdered alcohol is so light, airlines can reduce the weight on an airplane by serving powdered vs. liquid alcohol and save millions on fuel costs. An ice cream manufacturer wants to add Palcohol to their ice cream to make an "adult" version. A hotel in Hawaii is interested in powdered alcohol because it would save them so much on shipping from the mainland. That savings in shipping costs would be attractive to many resorts who rely on imported alcohol.

Industrial Formulation (non-ingestible): The industrial formulation, different from the consumer formulation, has many possible positive uses in industry. People have contacted us with several in mind. Of course, until Palcohol gets government approval, we can not know exactly what the applications will be. Examples include:

  • Medical Applications:  We've had medical personnel contact us about using Palcohol as an antiseptic, especially in remote locations where weight and bulk make it difficult to transport supplies.

  • Manufacturing Applications:  Several companies have contacted us about using powdered alcohol in their business. A livestock supplement company wants to use it. A Swedish and a Canadian inquired about using it in their windshield wiper fluid. Because Palcohol is such a new and revolutionary product, there will probably many more uses discovered.

  • Energy Applications: There has been a great interest in using powdered alcohol as a fuel source, from a lightweight alternative to powering a camping stove to an emergency fuel pouch for a vehicle.  There is talk of multiple military applications from transport fuel to fuel in a soldier’s backpack.  

Unfortunately, the media coverage has focused on the perceived negative aspects of powdered alcohol as a result of ignorance about the product. Remember, no one has ever tried Palcohol so all the criticisms are just speculation. We believe that powdered alcohol is actually safer than liquid alcohol. Some of the inaccurate statements are:

1. People will snort it and get drunk.

Not true. It's painful to snort due to the alcohol. Second, it's impractical. It takes approximately 60 minutes to snort the equivalent of one shot of vodka. Why would anyone do that when they can do a shot of liquid vodka in two seconds?

2. Powdered alcohol will make it easier to sneak into venues.

A package of Palcohol is 4" x 6"....almost five times bigger than a 50ml bottle of liquid alcohol so Palcohol is much harder to conceal. Alcohol in any format is subject to abuse if someone is determined to do so.  Nothing prevents a criminal bent on violating the law from pouring liquid alcohol from its original package into a water bottle, a lunchbox thermos, a hip flask, etc. for surreptitious consumption.

3. It will be easier to spike a drink.

Not true. Palcohol does not dissolve instantly in liquid and would take over a minute of stirring to dissolve the equivalent of one shot of alcohol into a drink when one can spike a drink with liquid alcohol in about three seconds. Please view the video for a demonstration.

4. Kids will get a hold of it easier.

Not true. Palcohol is sold wherever liquid alcohol is sold and the same rules apply, you must be 21 years or older to buy it. 

In summary, there is not one compelling, verified reason to ban powdered alcohol. In fact, banning it would be the most irresponsible action as it will:

1. Create a black market, straining the state’s resources to enforce the ban
2. Make it easier for underage users to get it
3. Deny the state substantial tax revenue
4. Deny the citizens and businesses access to a revolutionary new product that has so many positive benefits.
5. Show that the big money of the liquor industry can squash competition.

Please write to your legislators to tell them not to vote to ban it.


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We are against the ban for other reasons.

1. Since the product isn’t even on the market yet, there is not one shred of evidence that it will be used or abused any differently than liquid alcohol. Every concern we’ve heard is unfounded speculation and that is no basis to outlaw a product.

The two federal agencies that have jurisdiction over alcohol, the FDA and the TTB, have reviewed Palcohol and tested it and found no problems with allowing it to go forward to be approved for sale.

What information does anyone have that the federal agencies don't have that would cause one to ban it....especially since no one has had access to the product and has no first hand knowledge of it? It’s irresponsible to pass laws on based on speculation.

2. Practically, we know from experience that Prohibition doesn't work. When America banned alcohol, did that stop people from accessing it? No. Banning a product will create a black market which means the state loses control of the distribution. And then underage drinkers will have easier access to it. If you don't want underage drinkers to get a hold of powdered alcohol, you need to allow it to be sold and regulate it just like liquid alcohol.

Alcohol is legal so why is alcohol in powder form any different? By banning powdered alcohol, the state will spend millions of dollars trying to enforce the ban and it's unlikely it will deter the use. The smarter financial decision would be to allow it be sold and realize tax revenue for the state just as liquid alcohol provides.

3. Palcohol has so many positive uses in medicine, energy, the military, industry, recreation, etc. (detailed below). There is a tremendous demand for powdered alcohol from individuals and businesses to use it responsibly and legally. No matter how well-intentioned, the legislature exists to protect our rights to live how we choose, not to use coercive power to force their values on us. Don't deny the citizens and businesses the right to have access to this revolutionary new product.

A video explaining powdered alcohol