The Whiskey Rebellion Art Print
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Designed by Christian at 1924us - The name of the poster is inspired & named after the great Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-1794. After the American Revolutionary War, during the presidency of George Washington, they implemented a tax on all distilled spirits to recoup costs and debt from the war. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government.
And of course, farmers who used excess of their crops to distill whiskey (which was by far the most popular spirit) revolted. They used the whiskey as a medium of exchange, as well as just.. umm... probably drinking it because it's.. delicious.
You can find sketches and illustrations of the time period, where tax collectors were getting tarred and feathered in attempt to collect the tax - and we just find it humorous. But they loved their whiskey, and hated paying taxes. We would say that's probably the most relevant American mindset.
The design itself, however, is our interpretation of how we would design our bottles in the era of the Whiskey Rebellion. Disguised as rodent killer (which I'm sure they didn't even have at the time) & honoring the trade value of whiskey.
- For all the whiskey lovers -
This one is for you.