George Washington was once the largest whiskey producer in America. Today we continue the tradition of producing whiskey as well as other small batch distilled spirits at our historic Distillery & Gristmill site.
375ml bottles of the distilled spirits produced at Mount Vernon are available for purchase at the Shops at Mount Vernon. Quantities are limited and we have cataloged below our currently available and previously produced spirits.
Visitors can tour the Distillery and Gristmill, located 2.7 miles from the Mansion & Gardens, from April 1 through October 31st and see first-hand how Washington produced his Whiskey. Shuttles are available in-season to the site for all visitors. Please note however that the distillery is typically closed to the public during large production runs.
Product tastings are not available during your tour however the Inn at Mount Vernon offers a selection of our current offerings at the bar or during dinner.
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Official Spirit of Virginia
George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official state spirit.
Available October 2017
Last Released: November 2014
Last Production Count: 400
Last Released: July 2016
Last Production Count: 700