THE STORY OF
The story of our distillery, Prohibition Distillery, is one inspired by the history of the United States, peoples will, and the art of libations itself. For it was on that fateful day of January 16th 1920, when the 18th Amendment was enacted and outlawed the sale of liquor, that the heyday of American spirits was born. Within a few short weeks, underground networks were fully operational, supplying booze to every corner of the United States. Even the five U.S. Presidents who served our nation during Prohibition kept an ample supply on hand at the White House.
Those suppliers, known as Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Moonshiners, risked everything to whet the appetite of a nation suddenly gone “dry”. Their customers were everywhere, they were the politicians, parents, teachers, and local businessmen who when told by their government, that they could no longer have a drink, decided to take matters into their own hands and source liquor from those crafty suppliers.
This period, also known as the Jazz age, or better yet, “The Roaring 20′s” was a time in American history that brought many freedoms to the forefront. For the first time in American history, women were allowed to drink publicly with men in bars, whose very existence was forbidden. Six months into this prolific period women victoriously earned the right to vote under the 19th Amendment.
In the end, some 14 years after it’s beginning, we enacted the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition, as we discovered it was better to imbibe than to implore. Here’s to that enduring spirit, the reason we brought our fine liquor and distillery to life, and to you today.
A hearty cheers and bottoms-up America!
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