Category Archives: Vices

National Brewing Company’s “James Bond’s 007 Special Blend” (1968)

“A subtle blend of premium beer and malt liquor.” Bond Lifestyle: “The James Bond’s 007 Special Blend cans featured attractive women posing in front of famous London backdrops. The brand was pulled when National Brewing learned that it might have … Continue reading

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Why have Baltimoreans been hoarding this rye whiskey?

(By Andrew Zaleski, Washington Post, 1/25/2018) Baltimore writer Van Smith has stashed away nearly three cases of Pikesville Supreme. (André Chung/For The Washington Post) In the summer of 2016, Naomi Karzai, the bar manager of Pen & Quill — a … Continue reading

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1920s Hopkins Professor Sought 34 Gallons of Rye for Research During Prohibition

By James Stimpert (Johns Hopkins University Hub, 8/11/2016) A rather unusual permit application resides in the Records of the Office of the President in the Johns Hopkins University Archives. In April 1920, Professor John B. Watson, a psychologist credited as … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s “Southside Cocktail” Inventor Dies

George E. Lee Sr., bartender recalled for his secret Southside cocktail recipe, dies By Jacques Kelly (The Baltimore Sun, 2/1/2016) Working in a commercial kitchen, George Lee Sr. made and bottled his renowned Southside cocktail mix. George E. Lee Sr., … Continue reading

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