Tag Archives: Organized crime

• Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

The most bizarre Bourbon story in recent memory got a little crazier with the indictment of 9 individuals on organized crime charges for years of stealing and selling Bourbon. Even weirder, the common denominator looks to be a softball team. This case first made headlines in October of 2013, when several bottles of the highly […]

• Welcome to the 21st Century: Virginia Finally Easing Happy Hour Rule

Welcome to the 21st Century: Virginia Finally Easing Happy Hour Rule

As you may know, Prohibition was repealed in 1933. That means it’s been more than 80 years since Americans abandoned the catastrophic folly that fueled organized crime and turned otherwise law-abiding folks with a taste for liquor into outlaws. Yet many states – yes, I’m including Virginia – continue to treat alcohol as a vaguely […]

• Moonshine legal these days: Microdistillers make government-OK'd drink

Moonshine legal these days: Microdistillers make government-OK'd drink

White lightning, mountain dew, firewater — you know it as the illicit substance made in secret by tax-dodging mountain men and drunk by people looking to alter their reality in a serious way. But hooch is being infused with a whole new spirit thanks to a new generation of home and professional distillers. “Moonshine is […]