Behind bars at Whiskey Prison in North Carolina

 

The prison you'd want to break into

We sat down with the brains behind the bars at Whiskey Prison in North Carolina, Leanne Powell.

The prison opened in 1929 during the height of Prohibition. As many as 140 prisoners at a time, some of whom were bootleggers, called it home until it closed in 2011.

In 2016, a new operation moved in and now the secure facility is home to more than 14,000 gallons of aging whiskey. Conviction Small Batch Bourbon is the first bourbon ever to be legally aged behind bars. This is the story of how they're doing it. 

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