Taste of Taxation: The Whiskey Rebellion
July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
*This program will be held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA,16827
A protest of the taxation of distilled spirts, with the goal of raising revenue to pay down the war-debt from the Revolutionary War, resulted in the calling-up of troops to suppress a violent uprising. Join historian Mr. Bradley Smith, Archivist and Assistant Director at the Berks History Center in Reading, PA, for a talk about the history of distilled spirits in the Commonwealth at 1:00pm, followed by a spirit tasting session hosted by Big Spring Spirits, and close out the afternoon with a lecture presented by Museum Educator, Ms. Emily Doherty, on the military operation that transpired in Western Pennsylvania at 3:00 p.m. Each lecture is 45mins, tasting session is one hour. Both lectures are free, as is the tasting session.
Upon arrival guests can enjoy a “Welcome Cocktail” provided free of charge, by Big Spring Spirits of Bellefonte, PA.
Rye Old Fashioned… a Rye aged six years, Orange, Lemon, Cherry, and Sugar.
Between the lectures, Big Spring Spirits will host a spirit tasting session for event attendees featuring (6yr) Rye, Wheat, Corn, and American (bourbon) whiskies. This will be an educational experience unlike any other – tasting each grain separately, and then finally, blended in the bourbon style (American Whiskey). All and more will be available for purchase.
A commemorative, specially labeled bottle of Rye Whiskey will be available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Pennsylvania Military Museum – additional details will be forthcoming, check back soon!
Pre-registration to attend the event is required for each individual attendee, registration is free. Registrants will be emailed a ticket ahead of event. Event attendance is limited to 60 participants.
For more information, or to register, visit the program webpage.