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Our beautiful eggnog perfume is rich, creamy and oh-so-heavenly. A fine American tradition worth rioting over!

 

Founding father, George Washington was quite proud of his personal, potently-spiked, Eggnog recipe. So much so, that it became part of U.S. military tradition.

On Christmas day of 1826, filled with holiday spirit, a group of young cadets at the Academy at West Point decided to sneak the ingredients for Washington's notorious grog into the usually quite staid and strict Academy. It was their noisy, drunken enjoyment that finally alerted their superior officers, and what followed is the infamous"Eggnog Riot".  By the time it was all over, six cadets resigned, nineteen cadets were court marshaled, and one was even charged with attempted murder!

 

Created by: Danna Taylor

Label art: Mara Fox

November 2007

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