George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

**Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory + Vine PR for the sample. A man named Morris Sheppard, a Democratic senator from Texas, is occasionally referred to as "the father of Prohibition" because of his involvement in three pieces of legislation during the 1910's. He co-authored 1913's Webb-Kenyon Act which regulated the interstate shipment and … Continue reading George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

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George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series I – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory White PR for the sample. The "Repeal" part of the George Remus Repeal Reserve refers to the repeal of Prohibition. The George Remus part refers of course to George Remus, the legendary, infamous bootlegger and murderer who made a huge fortune during the early part of Prohibition. By … Continue reading George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series I – Review

George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients for the sample. Prohibition in the US had the curious effect of making criminals out of people who might not otherwise have been criminals, and making legends out of criminals that might not otherwise have been legends. George Remus is the rare example of both. Before he was swayed by … Continue reading George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass – Film Review

In 2007, author Elaine Davis published the book Minnesota 13, which is a great look back at Stearns County, Minnesota and its prohibition-era illicit distilling which produced some of the most well-respected American-made booze of the time. The book is well worth the read for anyone with an interest in that time period. Fast forward to … Continue reading Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass – Film Review

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to VL and 360 Communications for the sample. Cutty Sark's Prohibition Edition came out late in 2013, and was an intriguing entry into the usually staid world of blended Scotch. It has several things going for it to separate it from that herd, whilst also carrying a reasonable price tag. It also has the requisite … Continue reading Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky – Review

American Spirits – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Minnesota History Center

Suffice it to say, St. Paul, Minnesota is a bit of a wonderland when it comes to activities to do with one's kids: The Children's Museum, The Science Museum, The Jackson Street Roundhouse, the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum, the incomparable Choo Choo Bob's, and the Minnesota History Center - all are very popular and … Continue reading American Spirits – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Minnesota History Center