Mount Vernon staff, working with the assistance of several craft distillers, produced this brandy based on traditional 18th-century methods. This peach brandy was double-distilled in copper pot stills heated by wood fires and aged for more than two years. It is the first peach brandy made at George Washington’s Distillery in over 200 years.
Washington oversaw the production of just 60 gallons of the popular spirit each year, compared to the 11,000 gallons of rye whiskey that he bottled and sold during the same time period. Most of the brandy never made it to market. He poured it instead for the guests that flocked to his Mount Vernon estate.
Doors will open at 8 a.m. at which time number vouchers will be issued to customers. We will call out numbers to begin sales at 10 a.m. You may obtain a number voucher and return at any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 to make your purchase.
Any peach brandy remaining unsold after April 1 will be available for purchase on subsequent days in The Gristmill Shop.
Sales are limited to one bottle per person. Must be 21 or over to purchase: a valid ID is required to purchase the George Washington Peach Brandy™.
Our apologies, but Virginia ABC regulations do not allow us to ship brandy purchases nor can we take online or phone orders.
Distillers from the following organizations participated in the distilling of
George Washington's Peach Brandy™: