Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

We’re coming up on Repeal Day (Dec. 5), one of the greatest days of the year for Bourbon enthusiasts. To demonstrate the fervor with which the temperance movement approached Prohibition, ProhibitionRepeal.com reports that some felt those who drank alcoholic beverages should be:

poisoned by alcohol beverages sold through bootleggers (proponents acknowledged that several hundred thousand Americans would die as a result, but thought the cost well worth the enforcement of Prohibition)

hung by the tongue beneath an airplane and flown over the country

exiled to concentration camps in the Aleutian Islands

excluded from any and all churches

forbidden to marry

tortured

branded

whipped

sterilized

tattooed

placed in bottle-shaped cages in public squares

forced to swallow two ounces of castor oil

executed, as well as their progeny to the fourth generation.

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