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Rughi
12-05-2005, 16:42
If my memory serves me correctly, today is the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

This is what FDR really meant when he said "Happy Days are here again."

I especially like that it was Utah that tipped the issue to the good side (got on the good foot?).

Roger

TNbourbon
12-05-2005, 16:49
You barely beat me to it, Roger, because I was snapping a shot of my closest-to-Repeal bottling -- a 1934 (thanks to the helpful previous-owner notation on the back, and the '4' on the bottle bottom) Crab Orchard mini, all of "One Year and One Month Old":

TNbourbon
12-05-2005, 16:50
The front:

Dave_in_Canada
12-05-2005, 18:42
Rather and aside, but I guess "Straight" whiskey meant something different in 1934. I see Straight on the label but the contents are less than the two years required by law currently.

TNbourbon
12-05-2005, 18:58
The current rules were codified in 1964.

doubleblank
12-05-2005, 19:30
The Mormans....who abstain......we're tired of paying income taxes and wanted the "drinkers" to pick up the tab for running the USA again. Economics...pure and simple.

Randy

gr8erdane
12-05-2005, 19:44
Hmmmmm, interesting name for a bourbon, Crab Orchard.

One vision is of picking crustaceans from a row of trees and the other is of grasses I'd just as soon eradicate from my yard. Somehow I feel the more accurate of the two would be the latter with a really young bourbon that makes you want to go out and talk to the weeds after drinking it..... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/puke.gif

Otherwise, Happy Repeal Day to you all as well!

TNbourbon
12-05-2005, 20:06
Missouri fencerows don't have crabapple trees, Dane? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/stickpoke.gif

gr8erdane
12-05-2005, 21:06
Naw, the multifloral roses planted to fight the dustbowl decades ago choked them all out. Funny but I never saw a flower on a multifloral rose bush. Just thorns.

brian12069
12-06-2005, 17:20
Tim, Did you drink any of that? If you did, what was it like?

TNbourbon
12-06-2005, 17:45
Tim, Did you drink any of that? If you did, what was it like?



Not yet -- the loss is from evaporation over the years. BobbyC wound up with a similar bottle I had earlier, and I'm waiting to do a joint tasting one night in the chat room.

brian12069
12-06-2005, 17:54
ok, email me some so I can try too http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

CrispyCritter
12-06-2005, 18:02
One vision is of picking crustaceans from a row of trees and the other is of grasses I'd just as soon eradicate from my yard.



I'm waiting for the genetic engineering folks to come up with a lobster tree. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/stickpoke.gif

There's a Crab Orchard Lake in southern Illinois - I'm guessing crabapple trees may have had something to do with the name. They can certainly be found in my area (including one in my yard).

gr8erdane
12-06-2005, 20:05
Tim, send him a scratch, sniff and lick card in snail mail....man, what a great concept! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clever.gif