Washtub GinSoy Candle - Triple Wick
In 1920, Prohibition went into effect, but America partied on. Celebrating American History with our new Prohibition candle series. Our Washtub Gin candle has fragrance notes of Sandalwood & Coriander, botanically garnished with Lavender and Juniper Berry.
With America in the middle of a flourishing craft beer and craft spirits movement, it’s easy to forget that Prohibition was once the law of the land. One hundred years ago, on January 17, 1920, Prohibition went into effect. The law forbade the production of beverages that contained more than one-half of 1 percent alcohol. Breweries, wineries and distilleries across America were shuttered.
Gin was called bathtub gin in the northern cities. It was one of the most popular beverages of the era because it was usually the simplest, cheapest and fastest beverage to produce. Many gin cocktails owe their existence to bathtub gin, as they were also created in order to mask the unpleasant taste. Take some alcohol, thin it with water, add glycerin and juniper oil, and voila – gin!
Prohibition may be long dead, but the speakeasies and cocktails it spawned are still with us. Much of the era’s bootleg liquor was stomach-turning. The need to make this bad alcohol drinkable, and to provide buyers a discreet place to consume it, created a phenomenon that lives on in today’s craft cocktail movement and faux speakeasies. For better or worse, Prohibition changed the way Americans drank, and its cultural impact has never really gone away. Prohibition officially ended with the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment in 1933.
Details you should know? Each is made with our premium soy wax and the finest quality ingredients from around the world. And we select the perfect wick type for each specific fragrance to ensure the very best quality burn.
You'll get the longest burn out of its 17-oz. size—perfect for all those dinner parties, lazy Saturdays and a season's worth of little moments. Details you should know? Each is made with our premium soy wax and the finest quality ingredients from around the world. And we select the perfect wick type for each specific fragrance to ensure the very best quality burnBurn time approximately 90 hours.