Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010 Prohibition Distillery was established in 2009 by Brian Facquet and John Walsh, the descendant of the notorious Frankie Walsh, a member of the bootlegging street gang Egan's Rats. Although Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Prohibition Distillery still strives to capture the youthful, rebellious spirit of the speakeasies in the roaring twenties. Officially (not) prohibited in all fifty states, Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka is produced in the Hudson Valley and distilled six times from local, American-grown grain. The ornate bottle and detailed label offer a glimpse into the past, where spirits were produced in secret and enjoyed in password-protected establishments. Prohibition returns and this time, there's something to celebrate!