People of IPR
River to River
Thu July 1, 2010
Iowa Bourbon Whiskey Makes Debut & Iowa Connections to Al Capone
The first bourbon whiskey made from Iowa corn and distilled in the state since the end of Prohibition is making its debut. Host Ben Kieffer explores why a distillery in Swisher decided to create the new Iowa bourbon. We also travel back to the Prohibition Era with Jonathan Eig, author of a new biography of Al Capone. He will tell us about gangster Al Capone’s bootleg liquor connections in Iowa.