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The Effect of Prohibition On American Taste

Utter Madness has written a bit about Prohibition in Whiskey: A Global History and online (see here, here, and here). Our comments have primarily focused on the inanity of Prohibition as a policy, and the impossibility of enforcing it in a nation as large as the United States.

But in late 2010, we ventured a hypothesis on another matter: that Prohibition messed with the American palate, training it to want weakly-flavored drinks, a habit the country has only begun to shake off in the past couple of decades.

Please check out the piece and offer your thoughts via the SHARE/SAVE button below: The Wet, the Dry, and the Ugly,” in The Smart Set.


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