History The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. The so-called "whiskey tax"... More.. Events & Activities Meet George Washington, eat gourmet food, taste unique whiskeys, watch excerpts from Hamilton, relax while your kids are entertained – all this and more. More.. The Friday Fest Distillers & Sponsors Tastings from more than a dozen small batch distillers of whiskey, rum, and vodka. Most from Maryland, and also featuring Makers Mark from Kentucky. More..