Mount Vernon to sell whiskey from reconstructed distillery
- October 4, 2011
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens plans to release its first batch of aged rye whiskey on October 22.
Three hundred limited-edition bottles will be sold for $185 each beginning at 10.
Washington was the largest whiskey distiller in the U.S. at the time of his death in 1799.
Using an original recipe, Mount Vernon made the whiskey at its reconstructed distillery, which opened in 2007.
The whiskey was aged on site in charred oak barrels for two years. That process is a break with tradition. George Washington never aged his whiskey, sending it straight to market instead.
The aged George Washington Rye Whiskey will be available at The Shops at Mount Vernon and the Distillery & Gristmill site, located three miles from the estate.