On June 1, liquor sales entered the private sector for the first time since Prohibition in Washington state. Based on user-reported shelf prices at private liquor stores, we've computed the median total price — with tax — for each of the top-selling liquors, and compared that price with the state liquor stores' price to find...

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Top-selling brand names State prices* Median after privatization** Price difference Number of responses

*Total retail price, incl. taxes

**Based on shelf prices reported by users, with taxes added

You can also browse the full list of state liquor prices from before June 1 →