I'm not sure if many other people picked up on this, but there was a point when there was almost a massive crackdown on alcohol in the UK.
It wasnt in 1909. It was in 2013.
If it was successful alcohol would have been treater closer to how cigarettes are treated (so not really a ban and the Britain wouldn't have gone teetotal, but its a good title).
It was back in around March of this year when the there was a call for all advertising of alcohol to be banned, and the products have a mimimum price to push up prices.