Every December 5th we pause to remember the passing of the 21st Amendment, thus ending Prohibition. Yea, FDR!
The nice folks at sent us this fun bit of history. Dewar’s Scotch was the first legal whisky to arrive in the US, hitting New York’s South Street Seaport docks the moment the law was put into action. Joseph Kennedy, Sr. (JFK’s father) happened to be the US agent for the brand.
We found this cool video Dewar’s made, “What If Prohibition Had Never Been Repealed” on Saving the World One Drink at a Time. Scary stuff!
Watch it here!
They also sent in their versions of these vintage American cocktails to celebrate this landmark day in our history.