It has only been 100 years since Prohibition began – and was repealed 14 years later – in the USA. To celebrate Prohibition’s demise, there is a limited edition Bourbon – Remus Volstead Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey – from the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Remus Volstead Reserve is simultaneously named after bootlegger George Remus […]
Jim Beam has unveiled a new ad entitled “Celebration.” “Celebration” tells the story of James Beam as Prohibition is about to end and a group of family and friends help Beam to rebuild the brand’s distillery in 120 days following the law’s repeal.
National Repeal Day – the day when Prohibition was repealed – is not until December 5, 2018 – but Jim Beam is not waiting around for that day to arrive and has launched their Repeal Batch of Kentucky straight Bourbon that celebrates the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Jim Beam Repeal […]
Whiskey Island, a 3.1-acre bootlegger’s paradise located in the Saint Lawrence Seaway between Canada and the state of New York, is up for sale. The island was used as a way station to transport what was then illegal liquor during the Prohibition Era [1919-33] from Canada to the USA. The site also features buildings built […]
A 24-bottle case of 1921 Old Overholt Rye Whiskey was recently discovered in a cellar in the whiskey version of an automotive barn find. Although the 1921 Old Overholt Rye Whiskey fell within the Prohibition Era when alcohol was banned in the USA, companies were provided with a loophole if they claimed their whiskey was […]
Cutty Sark has turned back the clocks nearly an entire century with the Art Deco-evoking package design for their newest Cutty Sark 33-Year-Old blended Scotch whisky. The limited edition Cutty Sark 33-Year-Old has a 41.7% alcohol content [83.4 proof] and has been released to coincide with the repeal of Prohibition in the USA in December […]
John Saunders, a 62-year-old caretaker in Pennsylvania, was officially charged this week with stealing nearly half of the 104 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye whiskey that was found in his landlord’s house and which he was supposed to be safeguarding. Well, he kept it safe alright – Saunders kept the contents of nearly 50 […]