At AlcoholReviews.com, we try to point readers in the direction of products worth their money. We have been remiss in not adding a post encouraging readers to acquire Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010).
For the most part, Prohibition was fantastically destructive of the American drinks industry. Producers were driven out of business, and thirsty citizens had to source their tipple from illicit sources. But, some firms did prosper. Amy Scattergood has an enjoyable
Not long ago we wrote well of Daniel Okrent’s book on Prohibition in The Weekly Standard. For all its strengths, though, Okrent’s book is a bit much for your average reader—what with its more than 400 pages of text. Garrett
As everyone who has been conscious knows, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy died in 2009. RIP. Kennedy, like his brothers, went to Harvard, and profits from whiskey might have helped pay the tuition bill. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Ted’ s tough-as-nails
It was the worst of times and the silliest of times. If, during Prohibition, you wanted a nice stiff drink in Washington, your best bet was to befriend a congressman. It didn’t much matter which particular congressman. Republican or Democrat,
Ah, Prohibition—a time when the law said “no boozing” yet even the President flaunted the law. “Warren G. Harding, sometimes acted more like a frat boy than a president, but he was serious about golf. He placed a wager on