79 years ago today...
Prohibition was repealed...
I'd say that deserves one tonight in celebration.
Not everybody celebrated. My Grandfather shut down his 5 gallon still that made Kirschwasser, kummel, and other central european brandies that the major bootleggers did not make. But they still got a cut. In the Austin area of Chicago.
He finally went back to working 5 days a week instead of 3 or 4 after the war started in 1939.
Mom always said she and her brother were some of the best dressed at school.
I'll toast to that. With some rum I made in my last distillery. Back during the end of Prohibition, from 6/1932-6/1934, my great grandfather was Seattle Chief of Police. On Repeal Day he celebrated with a bottle in hand.