- When – Wednesday, Sept 20th – 5:30 -8:00pm
- Start- Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1049 Penn Avenue. Approximately 2 miles of walking
- Cost – $40 per person, rain or shine unless lightening. MSR preregistration is required.
Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? Then this sounds like the tour for you! From the mill to the still, whiskey has been a cornerstone in Pittsburgh’s history. Come downtown for our whiskey history tour where you will discover how whiskey has fueled political, labor and social movements throughout the region. We start the tour with a sample of the oldest and longest continuously produced whiskey in America. A second taster of locally produced whiskey will get you into the mood to explore Pittsburgh’s whiskey past and present. As we walk the streets of Downtown, you’ll learn about the violent Whiskey Rebellion in Pittsburgh, hidden former (as well as existing!) speakeasies around the city, and how Prohibition affected the region. Besides that you will find out a lot about the revival of craft spirits, the history of a local and family-owned distillery and the first privately run liquor store in PA since before Prohibition.
You will get 2 generous whiskey samples (endless refills!) at the beginning of the tour and 1 handcrafted cocktail – an 1884 Manhattan to get a real “taste of history” – in combination with 1 additional whiskey sample at the end. (Fun fact: The 1884 Manhattan was a pre-prohibition cocktail that became popular during prohibition times.)
***Please note: This is NOT a bar crawl but a whiskey history tour that includes whiskey samples and one handcrafted cocktail.