Dr. Kevin R. Kosar is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. he is the author of Whiskey: A Global History and Moonshine: A Global History. He lives in Washington, DC. Dr. Christine Sismondo is the author of Prohibition,
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which forbade the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” in the United States, took effect in 1920. President Herbert Hoover politely referred to Prohibition as a “noble experiment,” but in hindsight, it mostly
There’s a funny thing about alcohol. Every time the government makes it hard to get, the greater the lengths humans go to get it. Throughout human history we’ve found mind-bendingly creative ways to obtain our precious hooch, and the higher
Eric Felten writes at the Examiner: Campaigns and cocktails used to go hand in hand. Indeed, the first description of a cocktail came in the context of a contest for the New York state legislature. “Rum! Rum! Rum!” shouted a
The Dicovery Channel will show the film titled “The Man Who Walked Around the World.” You can see the trailer for the film above and read more about it at https://themanwho.film/en. Kevin Kosar, the editor of AlcoholReviews.com and author of
A new documentary on the history of Johnnie Walker is coming in November. It will be shown on the Discovery channel. I’m pleased to report I am in it.