Alcohol can now be delivered to your door

You can now have alcohol delivered to your home, just like a pizza.

Legally though, there are some concerns.

If you live downtown or the South Austin area, you can order alcohol by using an iPhone.

Top Shelf is a new, free app that helps connect liquor stores with customers.

We're told it's a win-win for all.

From the liquor store, to your home, at an average of 25 minutes.

"Let's get some bourbon. So it asks to confirm your location and then it automatically populates the inventory from the nearest store," says Ryan Browne, CEO of Top Shelf app.

Sam Laine says this app will come in handy.

"You're a little two sheets to the wind and you realize your best option is trying to get an Uber to go to the liquor store, or get somebody to bring you a delicious beverage," says Sam Laine, customer.

Top Shelf was in development for eight months and just recently launched in Austin.

CEO Ryan Browne says they had to jump through a lot of hurdles.

"I actually went to TABC and spoke with a TABC agent. I walked him through the entire process of the app before we even started because I wnted to make sure that this is a viable option and a viable way for Texans to get their liquor," says Browne.

You can pretty much order anything you want, whether it's wine or vodka, and you don't have to step foot in an actual liquor store.

Top Shelf works as a middle man.

They connect the liquor store with customers.

"Let's say you want to go ahead and get tequila, get some Reposado. Read the description and then add to cart," says Browne.

Then the liquor store sends out one of their employees to make the delivery.

David Bartlett has gone out several times already.

"People aren't used to it. It's a change in behavior to order. It's like, you order a pizza but you don't order a hamburger. Once people get used to it, I think it could be a very big thing," says David Bartlett, employee at Beverage World.

Some people wonder if this could cause problems.

Browne says that's not the case.

Your age is verified before using the app, then the delivery driver scans your ID on arrival.

"No matter what, if you do want to fool the drivers and try to get alcohol illegally, you're going to get stuck with a $20 fee. Plus, they get to take the merchandise back," says Browne.

Making it a safe way for customers of-age to get what they want, without the hassle.

We spoke with the Austin Police Department about this new concept.

They say just like in any situation, it's a Class A misdemeanor for anyone selling liquor to minors.

It's a Class C misdemeanor for someone underage trying to purchase alcohol.

To learn more about the app, click here.

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