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Rye was all but pushed off the market by sweeter, corn-based bourbon after Prohibition, but it might be coming back, no illegal still required. Bartenders from coast to coast seem to prefer its intense flavor for their cocktail creations.
Author Dennis Lehane says he has always loved the clothes, cars and movies of the Prohibition era, which might be why he has set his new novel there. Live By Night doesn’t tell the usual Prohibition story about whiskey smugglers â instead it heads south to Florida for a gritty tale of rumrunning.