Sunday, 18 March 2012

Our First "Boardwalk Empire" Scotch Scene


    Considering the fact that Boardwalk Empire is a show largely based on the illegal smuggling/sale of whisk(e)y during prohibition, one might assume there would be many scotch references throughout the series.  However, any red-blooded American/Canadian knows that the majority of Yanks during that era drank Canadian Club which was shipped across lake Ontario under cover of night.

    New York businessman Arnold Rothstein planned to change all that by importing the "best scotch from Britain" with the help of some italian gangsters (including Lucky Luciano) as seen in this clip from episode 9 of season 1 entitled "Belle Femme".

Click here for a great new PBS documentary about the prohibition years.


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