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Greg Lehman is one of the owners of Watershed Distillery.
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In addition to producing bourbon, gin and other liquors, Columbus distillery Watershed is now making and selling its own hand sanitizer. 

More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that's leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths.

Looking at data from the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers estimate deaths from alcohol-related problems have more than doubled over the past nearly 20 years.

Death certificates spanning 2017 indicate nearly 73,000 people died in the U.S because of liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses. That is up from just under 36,000 deaths in 1999.

Columbus' Easton Town Center is fully decorated for the holiday season.
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Central Ohio Alcoholics Anonymous will be holding a non-stop meeting through the end of 2019. It's part of a larger "Alkathon," a continuous drop-in meeting that kicked off on Christmas Eve. 

The History And Legacy Of Prohibition

Dec 26, 2019
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition.
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act,  which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S. 

In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.

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Two Ohio lawmakers want to loosen state restrictions on alcohol. The bipartisan legislation they are proposing would make it easier for churches and non-profits to gift alcohol as part of fundraising events without having to obtain permits.

The History And Legacy Of Prohibition

Nov 7, 2019

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act,  which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S. 

In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.  

Thirteen years after the Volstead Act went into effect, it was repealed by the 21st Amendment. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the legacy of prohibition. 

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Ohio State has released its annual Clery Act Report, a document mandated by federal law that details all of the crime reported on and near campus in a year.

Updated at 12:08 p.m. ET

In a case with consequences for fans of wine and liquor, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has struck down a two-year residency requirement for anyone seeking an initial license to operate a liquor store in Tennessee.

There is no doubt that if a state had such a restrictive provision involving the sale of any other product, it would be deemed a violation of the Constitution's ban on erecting barriers to interstate commerce.

Planting Herbs And How To Use Them For Craft Cocktails

Mar 28, 2019
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Mint julep. Mojito. Pimms Cup.  

Each recipe for these cocktails incorporates herbs. 

Fresh herbs, fruit, and liquor go hand-in-hand, and as summer gets closer, those fresh ingredients can come from your backyards. 

Today on All Sides, homegrown ingredients and cocktails. When you donate to WOSU during our Spring Membership Drive, you can get a ticket to a special cocktail edition of our "Drinks and Dirt" event on April 25.

By definition, whiskey is a grain spirit. And until now, that "grain" has been limited by federal law to four specific crops: corn, wheat, rye and barley.

So when Darek Bell, founder of Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Tenn., wanted to start experimenting with alternatives, there wasn't really a playbook to follow.

A flight of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon at SOHO Kitchen & Bar in Cleveland.
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For the second year in a row, Ohioans will soon have the chance to enter a lottery to purchase some rare bottles of bourbon.

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The Food and Drug Administration proposed restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products last week.  Flavoring such products has become a staple in the tobacco and vaping industry to draw in customers. A new study published this week found that vaping likely leads to smoking. Today on All Sides, how flavoring tobacco and vaping products came to be, and more on Wellness Wednesday. 

Countless scientific studies have espoused the idea that a glass of red wine a day can be good for the heart, but a new, sweeping global study published in The Lancet on Friday rejects the notion that any drinking can be healthy.

No amount of alcohol is safe, according to The Global Burden of Diseases study, which analyzed levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries from 1990 to 2016.

Will Tariffs Hurt the Bourbon Boom?

Jun 13, 2018

Today is “National Bourbon Day.” While fans of this uniquely American whiskey are sure to celebrate with a glass of their favorite brand, a dark cloud is gathering over the industry.

Bourbon, which can only be made in the United States under very specific rules, has skyrocketed in popularity in particular abroad. However, bourbon now finds itself entangled with politics surrounding international trade.

Johnnie, meet Jane. In a play on signature top-hatted man on Johnnie Walker scotch whisky bottles, the company has introduced Jane, a "symbol to represent the fearless women taking steps on behalf of all."

Priced around $34, the special edition bottles will go on sale in March — just in time to for Women's History Month.

It's unclear whether or not Johnnie Walker executives believed women wouldn't buy their product unless they were represented on its packaging. In any event, Jane Walker isn't the first attempt to market seemingly gender-neutral products to women.

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