From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the…
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A classic work by Daniel Okrent, at one time the first public editor of the New York Times and managing editor of Life Magazine. This 470-page tome describes in detail the great rift in the history of American whiskey, also known as ‘The Noble Experiment’. If you want to understand how it was possible that an entire nation the size of the United States of America went ‘dry’ in 1920 with the acceptance of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of the USA for that, this should be your ‘First Call’. The book doesn’t end sadly, on the…
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