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MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, will have the unaged George Washington's Rye Whiskey® available for sale Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. The whiskey was made at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery – more than 1000 bottles of the whiskey are available for sale at $95 per bottle. It will be available for sale in-person only at the Shops at Mount Vernon and the Distillery & Gristmills gift shop (located three miles from the Estate).
The unaged George Washington's Rye Whiskey® is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available today. Washington was a detailed record keeper – Mount Vernon’s staff were able to determine from these records the recipe and process of creating whiskey during Washington’s lifetime. Distillers used the same grain recipe (60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley), mixed and fermented in 120-gallon oak barrels, and double distilled in copper pot stills, just as it was done 200 years ago. According to master distiller, Dave Pickerell, its nose is, “slightly floral, earthy, and grainy,” with a taste that is “surprisingly sweet and mellow,” but with a bit of a bite, characteristic of unaged rye.
For more information, please visit MountVernon.org/WhiskeySale. A valid id is required to purchase the George Washington Rye Whiskey. Unfortunately Mount Vernon cannot accommodate internet or phone orders.