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Tag Archives: Whiskey Rebellion

• Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

You’ve probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. That’s big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public in early March. The distillery is […]

• How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

In 1794, an all-out rebellion took place when farmers from 4 western Pennsylvania counties refused to pay taxes on their favorite tipple, whiskey. They fought the law and the law won, but the farmers’ defiance, known as the Whiskey Rebellion, permanently changed the political make-up of the United States. The roots of the rebellion started […]