Online Alcohol Delivery Service Comes To Ann Arbor

In this May 24, 2005 photo, Bottles of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey are on display at a Kansas City, Mo. liquor. If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law here that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's. Now lawmakers are looking at amending that law so that some of the craft distillers that have sprung up in recent years can label their products Tennessee whiskey, a distinctive and popular draw in the booming American liquor business. The people behind Jack Daniel's see the hand of a bigger rival at work, however, the foreign-owned conglomerate that makes George Dickel, another famed Tennessee brand. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- An online service offering delivery of beer, wine, liquor and even cups for drinks is taking orders in Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan.

Customers can log onto the website or use the DrinkDrivers mobile app to place orders for alcohol, mixers and cups. The Ann Arbor News reports the service started last year around the University of Central Florida and is making Ann Arbor its second launch location.

Co-founder Jeff Nadel says he partners with local distributors and his company processes the online orders. Under the system, the customer's age is verified online and delivery takes place within 30 to 60 minutes. Age also is verified at the delivery location.

Nadel says the service follows Michigan's alcohol regulations and could help prevent drinking and driving.

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