Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 5th is the 75th Anniversary of 1933 Repeal of Prohibition

HH Note: Prohibition was an interesting time in our country's history. It was quickly noted that morality cannot be enforced by laws. Many fortunes were made during the time of speakeasy life. Unfortunately, many lives were lost as local moonshine kingpins fought each other for their slice of greed.

The historical importance of this particular event is that the 18th amendment is the only Constitutional amendment which has been repealed. If you decide to celebrate "Repeal Day," please do so responsibly.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just as ships carrying Dewar’s® Blended Scotch Whisky waited offshore for the stroke of midnight on a cold winter night in 1933, Dewar’s eagerly anticipates the nationwide celebration of “Repeal Day” marking the day in history that the 21st amendment was ratified, ending 13 years of Prohibition.

On Dec. 5, 1933, Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky became one of the first liquors to be served legally in the country. The brand will commemorate this significant time in U.S. history by celebrating the 75th anniversary with special activities across the U.S.

“We want to remind everyone that a mere 75 years ago, a very significant change was made to our Constitution,” said Amanda Hawk, Dewar’s brand manager. “The 18th amendment is the only Constitutional amendment ever repealed. It had a huge effect on the U.S. What better time to celebrate?!”

Dewar’s Repeal Day celebrations are planned in various cities across the nation. In New York, Dewar’s will be conducting Prohibition Bar Tours guided by a Prohibition expert discussing Prohibition, Speakeasies and Repeal Day. Special events will take place at a number of locations, complete with actors dressed in period costumes.

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