The reason why whiskey wasn't outlawed during Prohibition

Old fashioneds, Manhattans, and mint juleps all depend on whiskey, a famous alcohol manufactured from fermented grains that also had a significant legal loophole during the Prohibition period.

During the nationwide prohibition of alcohol, the booze recognized for its distinctively woodsy, flowery, or smokey palate could be lawfully purchased and distributed. 

According to the Los Angeles Whiskey Society, whiskey was once thought of as medication and could therefore be lawfully recommended by doctors.

Only six whiskey distilleries in the nation, according to Bourbon Veach, have been authorized to bottle and market medicinal whiskey:

American Medicinal Spirits, Schenley Distilleries, James Thompson and Brother, Frankfort Distillery, Brown-Forman, and Ph. Stitzel Distillery. 

Patients could get a single pint of the substance every ten days. In fact, because of the requirement, Walgreens expanded during the Prohibition era from 20 stores to over 500. (via History).

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