As the contemporary speakeasy trend rages on, it seems apt to also celebrate the many American bars operating today that were actual speakeasies. San Francisco's popular Bourbon & Branch, for example, was the location of JJ Russell Cigar Shop, which was a front for a speakeasy for 10 years.
In other words, it was the first significant blow to Prohibition. But in the years leading up to the ban being lifted, the
The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans
He began to attain his current air of infamy for allegedly calling having many of his enemies murderd in the 1929 St. Valentine's
I was intrigued when an invitation came down the pike to attend a talk/demo about the humble gin & tonic, sponsored by Tanqueray and featuring globe-trotting brand ambassador Angus Winchester.