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July 20, 2024

July 20, 2024

Pennsylvania Military Museum

3rd Annual Taste of Taxation: The Whiskey Rebellion

Saturday, July 20, 2024

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 historians, including, museum volunteer and founder of Local Historia, Matt Marris for an engaging presentation about the historical events that took place in 1794 at 3:00pm, followed by a spirit tasting session hosted by Big Spring Spirits.

Event doors open at 2:45PM, presentation is 45 minutes followed by Q&A.

Upon arrival guests can enjoy a “Welcome Cocktail” provided free of charge, by Big Spring Spirits of Bellefonte, PA.

After the presentation, 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 - Big Spring Spirits will donate $10.00 per bottle - check back about presale orders!

Pre-registration to attend the event is required for each individual attendee, registration is free, donations appreciated. Visitors who wish to participate in taste testing must meet Pennsylvania's legal age requirements.

Event attendance is limited to 50 participants.

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