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Louisville During Prohibition

Louisville proved to be an exception to the rules during Prohibition.

Chris Morris, Brown-Forman Chris Morris, Brown-Formanís master distiller, and Mike Veach, from The Filson Historical Society and Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, discuss the unique role that local bourbon played during the time period along with the lasting effects of the 18th Amendment.

Brown-Forman was a source for the 2011 Ken Burns' documentary "Prohibition", which aired on PBS. The company opened its archives to the film crew and allowed them to shoot footage at their Woodford Reserve distillery.

Brown-Forman will toast the repeal of Prohibition with a Woodford Reserve Repeal Day Dinner, hosted by Bourbons Bistro. The dinner is Sunday, December 4, 2011. More information can be found at Bourbons Bistro's website

Special thanks to The Filson Historical Society and the University of Louisville Archives and Photographic Archives for the use of their images in this segment.

Courtesy of The Filson Society, Louisville, KY Brown-Forman, courtesy of the University of Louisville Archives and Photographic ArchivesWhiskey Row today, Louisville, KY
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