George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale
posted at 5:48 pm on March 26, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.
The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each.
Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago.
No word on whether it’ll be available online or only in person at Mt. Vernon. George Washington’s homestead is run by a private organization—the Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association— and receives no federal funding, so I’m glad to hear they probably have a new revenue stream for keeping up this national treasure.
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