The Whiskey Rebellion, which lasted from 1791 to 1794 and was the result of the United States government taxing distilled spirits to create revenue for the payment of debt incurred during the Revolutionary War. It also marked the first time a domestic product had been subject to a tax. It came to an end when President George Washington rode to Pennsylvania to quell the insurrection.
Skip Martin, co-owner of RoMa Craft, said, "What the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 represents, for me, is two things. First, that we must resist tyrannous taxes and regulations, and second that this resistance is not futile."