Nov 1, 2018
In this episode, we sit down with author and historian Garrett Peck to
discuss the causes, proximal effects, and long-term ramifications
of Prohibition, AKA The Volstead Act, which is a piece of
legislation that still affects the way we make, consume, and talk
about spirits and cocktails in the United States.
Some of the topics we discuss include:
Garrett evolved from a casual weekend tour guide and cocktail
enthusiast to a successful historical author.
events and forces that paved the way for prohibition, including the
temperance movement, World War I, and many strains of racial and
economic strife in America.
the Volstead Act worked, and why it was sort of a “bait and switch”
for the American people - especially those who enjoyed a good stiff
ins and outs of everyday life during Prohibition, including
bootlegging, rum running, bathtub gin, and speakeasy
fascinating story of the Man in the Green Hat
Prohibition still affects the laws and sentiments concerning
spirits & cocktails in the U.S. all these years after its
much, much more.