That makes good sense.When depressed or stressed many people turn to drink and drugs. A drinker or druggie is not as alert as a "straight" person and is more likely to do stupid shit.
Barter item? Then maybe your neighbor gets drunk and does stupid shit that may jeopardize you or other neighbors.
There are many other things to use for cleaning wounds or sterilizing items. Doesn't alcohol cause many problems in the "normal" world?
There are many other & better things to store for barter
Well I am no moonshiner, but my granddad was and I learned how. If things go SHTF you can bet I will be. Also storing cigarettes, smokers will trade most anything for some smokes….