I find it fascinating that they've put their old article archives online. Here's a piece on whiskey pricing printed about two weeks after the end of Prohibition.
The article cites Macy's in New York as selling all straight old (16 yr) American whiskeys for $6.94/quart. Plugged into a historical purchasing power calculator such as this one, we get $6.94 in 1933 dollars is roughly equivalent to $104.58 in 2005 dollars.
So, set the wayback machine for 1993 and imagine if you will: Prohibition has just ended in half of the country. Small quantities of whiskey, of unknown quality, reappear on shelves and every whiskey, no matter how crappy, costs about the same as a Hirsch 16 gold foil or a Pappy 20. Food for thought.