The Whiskey Rebellion occurred in 1791 in Western Pennsylvania. We were the hard drinking frontiersmen back then, and still are!
And good businessmen, too. The rich farmland of Western PA produced large surpluses of grain which, before the railroads and the PA Turnpike, was impossible to ship economically "back East". So, they made whiskey - which was both non-perishable and had weight-efficient value for shipping via horse-drawn carts - and "exported it" to the population centers on the Atlantic coast.
David Bradford remains one of my personal heros. His Washington, PA house has been a museum for over 100 years.