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Dialogue about whiskey on 'Godless'

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In the Netflix television western series 'Godless,' cowboys and officers of the law step up to the bar and order a 'bonded.' The series is set in the 1880s, and because the Bottled in Bond act wasn't passed until 1897, I'm not sure that the dialogue is accurate. Director/screenwriter Scott Frank talks about his team's extensive research of the way people wrote and spoke in the era (see Frank interview below), so perhaps some whiskey was referred to as 'bonded' at that time, 10 years before the act was passed. Any historians familiar with the reference?

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/11/569874260/godless-creator-says-he-wanted-to-embrace-every-single-western-clich

 

 

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