By: Amanda Narcisi
Kentucky has the Bourbon Trail. Erie has the Lake Erie Ale Trail. On July 12th, Pittsburgh will be the start point of The Whiskey Rebellion Trail.
The Whiskey Rebellion Trail
The multi-region trail, starting in Pittsburgh and stretching to Baltimore, will include 75 different distilleries and cultural institutions like museums and historical landmarks. Locally in Pittsburgh, The Heinz History Center and Wigle Whiskey are included. Other significant sights along the trail include George Washington’s Mount Vernon, The Smithsonian Institution and West Overton Museum and Distilling.
“People all over the country are rediscovering Pittsburgh and are learning more and more about its past and present,” says County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “The whiskey Rebellion Trail combines the best of both into a package that showcases not only our region and its attractions but also our neighboring friends on the trail. We look forward to welcoming them all,”
In the first year, the trail will focus on craft distilleries, and museums and in the future will include bars, restaurants, and hotels. The Whiskey Rebellion Trail is founded by The Trail Advisory Board. The Trail Advisory Board is comprised of over a dozen economic development agencies, the State of Pennsylvania and craft distilleries.
Stops on the Trail by City
Heinz History Center
Bradford House Museum
Tall Pines Distillery
Oliver Miller Homestead
Thistle and Finch Distillery
Stoll & Wolfe Whiskey Distillery
Washington D.C. and Baltimore
Cotton & Reed
Old Line Spirit
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Baltimore Spirits Company
Red Brick Craft Distilleries
Triple Sun Spirits Company
More to be added and full list on site.
Passes to the Trail
Tickets can be purchased for The Whiskey Rebellion Trail as an entire trip, weekend pass or a day pass for the major cities involved. Passes will include entrance into museums including The Heinz History Center and George Washington’s Mount Vernon as well as cocktails, flights, and tours at the distilleries. Passes will range in price from free to $165 for annual passes, and visitors will be able to track progress on mobile devices. Passes can be purchased at www.whiskeyrebelliontrail.com .