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• Interesting History: Liquor Was A Big Part Of Early America

Interesting History: Liquor Was A Big Part Of Early America

You know George Washington and John Hancock as Founding Fathers. But what about George Washington, successful whiskey distiller? Or John Hancock, fortified wine importer? Turns out some of that patriotic spirit came in bottles. “I was surprised at how much people drank,” says Corin Hirsch, who chronicled the drinking habits of colonial-era Americans in her […]