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    Important Date

    1 March 1938.

    This date is important to the history of bourbon. Any guesses as to why it is important?

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    I'm not sure it's what you're going after, but does it have to do with this?

    http://www.roizen.com/ron/dissch6.htm


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    Re: Important Date

    Not even close. Any other guesses?

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    Re: Important Date

    I have no idea but here's my guess since I found it on google. It happened that day and he did it, as he says, thanks to the pint of Kentucky bourbon he knocked back just before he reached Tahlequah at the end of his historic walk.

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    Re: Important Date

    Interesting, but 22 days too late.
    Just a hint, Heaven Hill's bourbon brand manager was asking me about this date.
    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    Mike,
    OK, since a brand manager was doing the talking...
    was it the first sale of a brand in small bottles , say Old Forrester?
    Bj

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    Re: Important Date

    Sorry Brenda. Not even close.
    Mike Veach

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    Re: Important Date

    Mike: introduction of tax-paid revenue stamps on bottles.

    Also, in '38, a federal food and cosmetics law was passed. It prevented interstate commerce in adulterated products and regulated (prohibited) additives from being used in certain foods and drinks. Was that it, perhaps?

    Gary

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    Re: Important Date

    Is it the day Carrie Nation found out she was being sent to Cuba in exchange for a box of cigars?

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    Re: Important Date

    I like this answer but it is not right. My favorite quote about Carrie Nation is from Henry Watterson's editorial about her death when he said that it was only fitting that this daughter of Kentucky should die in dry, dry Kansas.

    Mike Veach

 

 

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