Tomorrow fellow whiskey lovers is Repeal Day. December 5th 1933 the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed. For clarification, the 18th Amendment ratified in 1919 did not make drinking illegal but the manufacturing and transportation of liquor and as a byproduct of this law, the Speakeasy came into existence. So, in essence, people continued to drink.....a lot.
So, tomorrow, I'll be lifting a snifter of something delicious to those that came before us in repealing prohibition. My drink of choice? I'm leaning toward a Prohibition Old Crow and a post Prohibition Mt. Vernon Rye.
How about you?