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Rum-running, the organized smuggling of importing Rum and other liquor by sea and over land to the United States, became a highly profitable business once Prohibition took effect in 1920. 


Smuggler's Reserve is an ode to all the brave smugglers who continued to make Rum available in the US during Prohibition, by selling it to people still wanting to "wet their whistles", or by selling it to speakeasy bars across the country.


Smuggler's Reserve takes you back in time and lets you relive the many joyful moments people had after getting their hands on a bottle of "liquid gold" in times that drinking Rum was illegal.



Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.

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When Prohibition took effect in 1920, thousands of bars closed down.

People still wanting to satisfy their thirst had to buy from illegal sellers, also called bootleggers or rum runners. Another option was to visit illegal and hidden private bars, also known as "speakeasies". 

These places were named speakeasy because of

people speaking quietly about such places in public,

or when inside they spoke with a quiet voice to not

alert the police or neighbors.


During these "Roaring Twenties", thousands of speakeasy

bars arose all across the country. In major US cities,

speakeasies were often very lively places, offering food and performances by dancers, singers, or comedians. Police were bribed by speakeasy owners to either look the other way or tip them off of any planned raid by Prohibition agents. 

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