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The tax applied to all distilled spirits, but American whiskey was by far the country's most popular distilled beverage in the 18th century, so the excise became widely known as a "whiskey tax".
I will be sending peace commissioners to western Pennsylvania to negotiate with the rebels, while at the same time calling on governors to send a militia force to enforce the tax.
Throughout Western Pennsylvania counties, protesters used violence and intimidation to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax
We are taxing whiskey
WE WANT OUR WHISKEY BACK DONT TAX IT....
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