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Prohibition in Washington, DC
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
During Prohibition, there wasn’t a lot of choice… brandy, gin, rum, or whiskey. Many people drank whatever they could get get their hands on. Whether that was smuggled booze from the rum runners, doctored up “whiskey” or moonshine, or bathtub gin, quality was not always a guarantee.
Not to worry, no bathtub gin here here! Twin Valley Distillers is providing the makings for a flight of Prohibition style cocktails, that you will sip on as Garrett Peck takes you back to this iconic time in American history.
Between the Sheets
*Three additional prohibition style cocktails will be available for purchase.
In 1929, right in your own back yard, it was estimated that every week bootleggers brought twenty-two thousand gallons of whiskey, moonshine and other spirits to Washington, DC’s three thousand speakeasies. Explore the underground city with Peck, ruled not by organized crime but by amateur bootleggers… where publicly teetotaling congressmen could get a stiff drink behind House office doors and the African American community of U Street was humming with a new sound called jazz.
*Fun fact about the speaker:
Green Hat Gin is named after a character Peck wrote about in Prohibition in Washington, DC: congressional bootlegger George Cassiday.
*Advanced ticket sales end at noon on 2/22. All guests are $25 at the door.
This History Happy Hour is sponsored by Twin Valley Distillery and Therrien Waddell Construction Group.