Wigle Distillery

Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden
June 23
6—9:30 p.m.

In the 1790s, riled up farmers throughout Western Pennsylvania protested a new whiskey tax imposed during George Washington’s presidency. This heated, historic resistance reached its peak in the summer of 1794, when a U.S. marshal arrived to serve writs to area distillers who refused to pay up.

Celebrate what’s forever known as the Whiskey Rebellion—and usher in the summer season of outdoor drinking and dining—at Wigle Whiskey’s 6th annual Tar & Feather party.

It all goes down smoothly on Friday at the award-winning distillery’s open air Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden on the North Side.

To up the ante, Wigle has invited seven of Pittsburgh’s most imaginative and innovative nonprofit organizations to design ways to “tar and feather” event attendees. See who rises to the challenge—and be a part of the mayhem—from Barbies dressed as IRS agents to tar slime to a Whiskey Rebellion trivia game.

Vote on your favorite activity, help select the winners who will take home the crown and bottles of whiskey and sip specialty cocktails like the Spicy Swallow and Green Parakeet.

The event will also feature the Blue Sparrow Food Truck and live music by Ferdinand the Bull.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.