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The Birthplace of American Whiskey

Four Cities. Rolling Countrysides.
Explore a Rich History of Craft Distilling.

WHISKEY REBELLION

OVERVIEW

If you want to know American whiskey, you’ve got to know the mid-Atlantic region. It was here, in Pennsylvania and Maryland that whiskey makers laid the groundwork for American whiskey and sparked a national rebellion. The 1790s Whiskey Rebellion captures the rebellious spirit of this mid-Atlantic region. This unbridled spirit lives on today in one of the most prolific craft spirit producing regions in the country.  Distilleries and attractions stretch from Pennsylvania to Maryland and Greater Washington, D.C. The Whiskey Rebellion Trail invites you to explore this region’s important role in American history and spirits through specially curated itineraries and experiences. Dive into one region or go deep and take on the entire trail.

THE REGIONS

The Rebellion

Greater Pittsburgh Region

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The March

Central Pennsylvania

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The Finale

Greater Washington, DC and Baltimore

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The Order

Greater Philadelphia

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The Rebirth

Ready for a big adventure? Together these regions celebrate a shared contribution to craft spirits.

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THE REGIONS

The Rebirth

Ready for a big adventure? Together these regions celebrate a shared contribution to craft spirits.

Explore

The Rebellion

Greater Pittsburgh Region

Learn More

The March

Central Pennsylvania

Learn More

The Finale

Greater Washington, DC and Baltimore

Learn More

The Order

Greater Philadelphia

Learn More

The rebirth – your big adventure

This ultimate Whiskey Rebellion Trail experience will take you to four cities and small towns in between, exploring award-winning craft spirit producers and attractions that tell the story of this rebellious region.

The Rebellion – Greater Pittsburgh Region

In 1794 the grumblings about The Whiskey Rebellion became an outright coup to overthrow the tax using force. You won’t find whiskey neat here – this region serves up the spirit with an edge of non-conformity. A wild streak passed down from generation to generation beginning with One Terrible Night and rebels rounded up for treason. This is the region where the rebellion was put down, but it hasn’t been forgotten….

The March – Central Pennsylvania

13,000 troops left boot prints across lush crop fields and rolling hills as they marched towards the heart of the conflict to restore order and put an end to the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington’s famous march made him the only president to march troops on his own people. Find yourself in the midst of a historic and controversial trek that spanned Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

The Finale – Greater Washington, DC and Baltimore

In December 1794 the rebellion was all but over; after last stands in modern day Baltimore 20 men awaited justice for their crimes of treason against the newly formed government. The Rebellion was put down but the region’s contribution to American whiskey survives in the region’s museums and craft distilleries.

The Order – Greater Philadelphia

Clink! went the wine glasses along the eastern seaboard, toasting a new nation and the first seat of government. Comfortable in Philadelphia, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton orchestrate the first excise tax in American history from this historic destination and watch as anger spreads throughout…

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