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Dining with a Charlotte Restaurant Legend…

Dining with a Charlotte Restaurant Legend…

One of the strange things you learn as you grow older is the fact that many of the great experiences you have in life don’t seem special at the time they happen. It often takes years to realize how an event was unique and special – and then you begin to appreciate how fortunate you [...]

And Prohibition lasted HOW long??

And Prohibition lasted HOW long??

If you haven’t noticed, there is a definite trend towards Prohibition era cocktails and even theming modern day bars and restaurants along the lines of a Speakeasy – the term used to describe underground or otherwise secret businesses where you could buy a drink of liquor when it was patently illegal to do so. Most [...]

Lucky Sevens…

Lucky Sevens…

Velda's Winning Sevens... and her $700!! Probably the most frequently asked question we get is “Why do you call your distillery Seven Jars?”  The answer, at least at first blush, is simple:  our father left his legacy to us in seven mason jars, wrapped in aluminum foil and buried on the family farm.  After he [...]

Two Whiskeys for Washington's Birthday

Two Whiskeys for Washington's Birthday

George Washington’s birthday is officially recognized by the U.S. Government as the third Monday in February; that is ironic because Washington’s true birthday (under the Gregorian Calendar) is February 22, and thus at no time will his birthday ever fall on the third Monday. Another wrinkle is that everyone now seems to recognize the date [...]

Prohibition Prescriptions

Prohibition Prescriptions

Prohibition Prescriptions One of the "loopholes" in the Volstead Act (which is the legislation that enacted Prohibition) was the provision that certain alcoholic beverages could be prescribed for medical conditions.  Thus, your friendly doctor could write a prescription for a pint of whiskey (on the official government prescription form), which you could take to your [...]

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