George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, will have the unaged George Washington Rye Whiskey 375 ml bottles available for sale Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
The whiskey was made at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery – more than 1100 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). Unfortunately Mount Vernon cannot accommodate internet or phone orders.
The unaged George Washington 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.
George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill site opens for the season on March 30. Admission to the Distillery & Gristmill site is now included in general admission: $17/adult, $8/child, 5 and under are free.
A valid id is required to purchase the George Washington Rye Whiskey. The whiskey will be sold on a first come, first served basis in-peron only. There is a two bottle limit per person.