I have often written about Prohibition in this column. Prohibition, aka the Volstead Act or the Eighteenth Amendment, was enacted on Jan. 16, 1920. For 13 ensuing years, the sale, manufacture and transport of all beverages containing alcohol was strictly forbidden, until Prohibition was rep…

Most of us have a memory of a food item that takes us back to our childhoods. Food memories are more sensory than other memories because they involve all five senses. For example, you might remember hearing chicken frying in a cast iron skillet at grandma’s house.

Like small-production, highly allocated wines, special bourbons have developed a cult following. One local acquaintance has a room devoted to bourbon. Others make regular pilgrimages to Atlanta spirits stores likely to have rare and pricey bottles in stock.