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  • 100 years later, distillery releases Alabama-made whiskey 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:54 pm

    OPELIKA, Alabama - Legal whiskey production in the state of Alabama came to a halt in 1915, with the onset of early-era Prohibition -- a constitutional ban on the sale, production and importation of alcoholic beverages that was implemented nationwide in 1920. Fast forward 100 years, and Opelika's John Emerald Distilling Company has released what is believed to be the first legal, Alabama-distilled whiskey in a century.