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 Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings

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Foodbme

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Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sat, 03/17/12 9:11 PM (permalink)
All you Yenzer's get in line!
Who will be first?? BuffetBuster or Ralph Melton??
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That's big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public on Friday. The distillery is named after Philip Wigle, who burned down the home of a federal tax collector in the 1790s and helped lead the Whiskey Rebellion, a major test of George Washington's presidency
 
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    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sat, 03/17/12 9:27 PM (permalink)
    At least they didn't name it Olde Frothingslosh!
     
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      MetroplexJim

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      Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sat, 03/17/12 10:37 PM (permalink)
      Ah, Philip Wigle.  No doubt he was a good friend of David Bradford.
       
      The Whiskey Rebellion is now only a footnote in our history, but it is a fascinating one.  Here's a quick summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion
       
      Then, generally speaking, the Scots and Protestant Irish who populated Western Pennsylvania, were reletively "recent" immigrants to America, were of a "clannish" nature, and settled west of the Alleghenies which then were a major physical barrier to trade with the eastern seaboard.  For many of them George Washington himself was their landlord. 
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 1:06 AM (permalink)
        I too, like Philip Wigle and David Bradford, am a member of the Whiskey Rebellion. If I don't have enough Whiskey, I Rebel!
        Interesting to note this was the first rebellion against Federal Taxes after the Revolutionary War which was prompted in part by harsh taxes from Mother England.
        Me thinks 'tis time for another rebellion against harsh Federal Taxes!!! 
         
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          buffetbuster

          Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 11:08 AM (permalink)
          Foodbme

          All you Yenzer's get in line!
          Who will be first?? BuffetBuster or Ralph Melton??

          Best of luck to them, but it won't be me; I am a non-drinker.  Hard to believe I am from Pittsburgh, huh?

           
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            Phildelmar

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            Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 2:22 PM (permalink)
            Great book on the subject is "The Whiskey Rebellion "by William Hogeland
             
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              MetroplexJim

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              Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 2:47 PM (permalink)
              buffetbuster


              Foodbme

              All you Yenzer's get in line!
              Who will be first?? BuffetBuster or Ralph Melton??

              Best of luck to them, but it won't be me; I am a non-drinker.  Hard to believe I am from Pittsburgh, huh?


              Not really.  As they did when I was a teen, I'll bet New Wilmington still has a chapter of the WCTU.  I know damn certain that it's still "dry".
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 5:04 PM (permalink)
                buffetbuster


                Foodbme

                All you Yenzer's get in line!
                Who will be first?? BuffetBuster or Ralph Melton??

                Best of luck to them, but it won't be me; I am a non-drinker.  Hard to believe I am from Pittsburgh, huh?


                So, YOU'RE the reason you can't get "Old Export" anymore?
                "Fort Pitt Brewing Company was in operation from 1906 to 1957. Fort Pitt was once one of the best-selling brands in the state of Pennsylvania and the number-one brand in the Pittsburgh market."

                 
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                  Kenny Joe

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                  Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 7:17 PM (permalink)
                  ScreamingChicken


                  At least they didn't name it Olde Frothingslosh!

                   
                  Now there's something that should be brought back. I will grant that it did not have universal appeal, but if you were looking for a pale ale so light the foam was on the bottom, it really was your only choice.
                   
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                    buffetbuster

                    Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Sun, 03/18/12 7:20 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme-
                    I will gladly take blame for a lot of things, but since I wasn't born until 1962, I don't think you can pin that one on me!
                     
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                      eruby

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                      Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings Tue, 04/10/12 3:39 PM (permalink)
                      Based on the Smallman St.  address, they look to be close to the Strip District.
                       
                      Next trip to the Burgh, I'll be stopping by.
                       
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