Celebrating National Repeal Day
If you can’t already tell, at Old Tennessee Distilling Company we’re big fans of alcohol, so much so that our company was formed by a brotherhood of whiskey runners and outlaws, renegades and heroes.
The 18th amendment was created on January 16th, 1919, and prohibited the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol. The amendment was created in hopes to resolve poverty, crime, and violence; this was not the outcome, though. Within weeks of its creation, people created illegal drinking spots that are now known as “speakeasies.” It also accelerated one of our favorite traditions… making moonshine. Like us, people weren’t going to give up their alcohol without a fight.
After 13 years of prohibition, the 21st amendment was ratified on December 5th, 1933. This amendment repealed the 18th amendment, meaning that the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol were no longer prohibited.
During this time, the United States was in the middle stages of the Great Depression and the ratification of the 21st amendment was just what the economy needed. The alcohol industry continues to provide economic benefits by employing over four million Americans and generating almost 70 billion dollars in annual tax revenue.
Alcohol provides many benefits, but the most common and our personal favorite is the fact that alcohol can make any social gathering a good one. We all know that a nice drink at the end of a hard workday with coworkers is a great way to relieve stress and spark up some good conversations. It’s also not uncommon to make some of the best connections after a few drinks – both personally and professionally. The social benefits alcohol provides are bottomless, just like our glasses will be for National Repeal Day!
Celebrate this year’s National Repeal Day in style by hosting a nice get-together with some of your best friends. Don’t forget the snacks and make sure to have more than enough booze. After all, if there was ever a time to drink like you’ll never be able to drink again, it should definitely be in celebration of National Repeal Day!