I happened to be watching an old Eastwood classic Hang 'Em High last night. One of the rampant crimes noted was Whiskey Peddling.
I haven’t been able to locate anything about exactly what that term meant and why it was a crime at the time? All the write ups I found were just about whiskey sellers.
So in the context of the American Old West, what did a Whiskey Peddler do exactly and why was it illegal?