October 1794.

U.S. troops march into Western Pennsylvania to quell an uprising of settlers rebelling against the liquor tax. It’s America’s first push to establish federal authority by military means within state boundaries. For many small farmers, whiskey was easier to transport and sell than the grain it came from. It was an informal currency, a means of livelihood, and an enlivener of a tough existence. That was the...

Whiskey Rebellion.


October 24, 2014.

We celebrate the remarkable and rebellious legacy of whiskey and the people that keep it alive. This is...

Whiskey Washback. »

 
 
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