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    Celebrate Thirsty Thursday With The Filson
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    Imagine your government has just outlawed the sale of alcohol.  It took several months for the amendment to be ratified by all the states needed to put the law into effect, during which time people were no doubt stockpiling alcohol.  Then the date is announced that Prohibition will take effect.  So what do you do?  Spend that one last night out drinking with your friends, of course!

    Thursday, January 15, 1920 was the last day in America you could legally buy alcohol before Prohibition took effect the next day.  It was referred to as “Thirsty Thursday”- the last chance for a party before the only constitutional amendment that took away a right took effect.

    As they like to do, The Filson Historical Society is celebrating the anniversary of “Thirsty Thursday” this year with a huge party.  On January 15, 2015 at The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, party goers will have an opportunity to try “Old G.D. Bourbon,” a product that was bottled in the 1890s, along with Evan Williams and Larceny Bourbons from Heaven Hill.  Participants will also have the option to take a self-guided tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience facilities.

    Tickets are $100 apiece and are limited to six per person with a total count of 100 tickets to be sold.  Bourbon Historian Mike Veach will lead the tasting as well as speaking about the temperance movement and other factors that contributed to the passing of the Prohibition of alcohol sales in the United States.  This is sure to be an excellent evening.  Click here to purchase tickets, and be forewarned- they are likely to sell out quickly.

    Photos Courtesy of The Filson Bourbon Academy

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    About Maggie Kimberl

    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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