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May 22
“Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State”

  May 22, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601


Distilleries in North Carolina are thriving, despite a labyrinth of Prohibition-era rules and regulations. And through it all, distillers in the Old North State have persevered, and they’re starting to thrive. In this presentation, John Trump – the author of “Still & Barrel” – will trace the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum. He’ll also talk about the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business, making rum, red-wheat organic whiskey, and sweet potato vodka, among many others.

Here is the video from the event.

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We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

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