Why is it legal to brew your own beer and make your own wine, but illegal to distill your own spirits?

Or, maybe I'm wrong ...

Any information you all have is greatly appreciated.

As always, thank you for your answers, with no thumbs down from me.
Update: (((Glow)))
Update 2: (((((Been there)))))

Pull up a chair and get comfy...

That recipe sure is something, ain't it? :)
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