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TITLE
George Grant on Prohibition
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_GEORGEGRANT_09
PLACENAME
Ballindalloch
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
George S. Grant
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1643
KEYWORDS
distillers
distilleries
Grants of Glenfarclas
audio

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George S Grant (1923-2002) was chairman of Glenfarclas Distillery in Speyside for fifty-two years. His ancestor, John Grant, had purchased the distillery back in 1865 and it has remained in the Grant family ever since. George's son, John LS Grant, is the current chairman. In this audio extract, originally recorded for 'Moray Firth People' in 1983, George talks to Sam Marshall about the effects of Prohibition.

Interviewer: Do you think it makes any difference to prohibit the sale of alcohol to people? I mean, we were talking about America being dry and going wet, but yet people still were able to get stuff to drink.

Yes, I think the Prohibition in America after the 1914-18 war, which was when Prohibition was brought in, to begin with it certainly helped the sale of Scotch over there insofar as because it was prohibited people wanted it. But, of course, laterally, before Prohibition ended, it had got into the hands of organised crime and then there was fiddling of labels, refilling of bottles with hooch, and all this sort of thing which didn't do anybody any good, just the customer who suffered at the end of the day

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George Grant on Prohibition

1980s

distillers; distilleries; Grants of Glenfarclas; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: George Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery

George S Grant (1923-2002) was chairman of Glenfarclas Distillery in Speyside for fifty-two years. His ancestor, John Grant, had purchased the distillery back in 1865 and it has remained in the Grant family ever since. George's son, John LS Grant, is the current chairman. In this audio extract, originally recorded for 'Moray Firth People' in 1983, George talks to Sam Marshall about the effects of Prohibition.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you think it makes any difference to prohibit the sale of alcohol to people? I mean, we were talking about America being dry and going wet, but yet people still were able to get stuff to drink.<br /> <br /> Yes, I think the Prohibition in America after the 1914-18 war, which was when Prohibition was brought in, to begin with it certainly helped the sale of Scotch over there insofar as because it was prohibited people wanted it. But, of course, laterally, before Prohibition ended, it had got into the hands of organised crime and then there was fiddling of labels, refilling of bottles with hooch, and all this sort of thing which didn't do anybody any good, just the customer who suffered at the end of the day