An obscure bit of international maritime law becomes front page news when the Coast Guard takes on rum runners during Prohibition.
The post-Prohibition era was very, very good for a very, very small number of people. If you had pushed your way through the 1920s with a toe still dipped in the legal liquor business—by managing, for example, to secure one of the small number of ‘medicinal spirits’ licenses available—you might be one of the lucky […]
The battle over what could be called “whiskey” and what was just an imitation. Because really, who’s going to buy something labeled “imitation?”
That’d be the legal kind of straight, not the un-iced kind
Ensuring that the only chemicals in our whiskey are the ones we’re looking for
Dipping a Toe in Lake Prohibition
I’d like to think that our understanding of substance dependency has evolved, but the law doesn’t always reflect that.