repeal day

Food and Dining
7:30 am
Thu November 29, 2012

How Prohibition Changed the Cocktail

The Opera is a classic cocktail from the 1920s served at St. Charles Exchange
Dana McMahan WFPL News

It's hard to believe there was a time when it was illegal to produce, sell and ship alcohol. Then again, in some places Prohibition might well have never been repealed. I lived in a dry county (Pulaski) myself, where I had to drive 50 miles to buy wine. The inhumanity! My delight at moving to Louisville, a block from Old Town Liquor, must have been something like the elation tipplers felt on Dec. 5, 1933, when the experiment known as Prohibition was repealed.

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