Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings

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Foodbme
Porterhouse
2012/03/17 21:11:54
All you Yenzer's get in line!
Who will be first?? BuffetBuster or Ralph Melton??
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2012-03-12-Revolutionary%20Whiskey/id-97af5a244703425187a9c9711b7673fe
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
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/17 21:27:55
At least they didn't name it Olde Frothingslosh!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/17 22:37:05
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. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 01:06:56
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!!! 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 11:08:41
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?

Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 14:22:05
Great book on the subject is "The Whiskey Rebellion "by William Hogeland
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 14:47:29
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".
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 17:04:27
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."

Kenny Joe
Cheeseburger
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 19:17:03
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.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/03/18 19:20:20
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!
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings 2012/04/10 15:39:42
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.