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Gentlemen, please remove your hats. Everyone bow your heads for a moment of silence. Today marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To those not well versed in constitutional history, the 18th Amendment prohibited “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Yes, Prohibition. A word so vile that it is three four letter words rolled into one (that’s 12 letters for the mathematically challenged.) For the next 14 years, honest men and women had to sneak into speakeasies, smuggle liquor into the country from abroad, or hide beer-making supplies…

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