NY Times: Bringing Whiskey Back by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

The last time commercial distilleries operated in Fort Greene and Vinegar Hill, the whiskey led to war.

That was during the late 19th century, when the U.S. Government deployed 1,500 infantry soldiers and Marines in an attempt to destroy an emerging black market for whiskey makers. Newspapers dubbed the raid as the“Whiskey War” of 1869.

Colin Spoelman, however, is hoping for a better outcome this time around.

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