This bottle of George Washington’s Apple Brandy was aged in barrels used for bourbon and is one of limited number made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery.
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This bottle of George Washington’s Apple Brandy was aged in barrels used for bourbon and is one of limited number made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery. The distillery’s ledgers indicate that Washington produced small amounts of apple brandy in 1798 and 1799. Washington maintained orchards on his estate which provided the apples for his brandy. Plantation records indicate Hewes, Newtown Pippin and Roxbury Russet apples were some of the varieties used to produce Washington’s apple brandy.

Mount Vernon staff, working with the assistance of several craft distillers, produced this brandy based on traditional 18th-century methods. This apple brandy was double-distilled in copper pot stills heated by wood fires.

 

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