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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Monday, October 2, 2017

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.

 

Available for sale at:

The Shops at Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703.799.6301

The Gristmill Shop
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
703.360.1750

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Whiskey Purchase Hours

The Shops at Mount Vernon: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Gristmill Shop: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Distillery at Mount Vernon

Learn more about George Washington's Mount Vernon distillery and the 18th century process used to make whiskey.

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