Eau de Vie, or “water of life”, is a clear unaged fruit brandy. George Washington’s Distillery Peach Eau de Vie is a robust, fiery brandy, beautifully clear with peach aromas and a hint of cinnamon. This special bottle of Peach Eau de Vie is one of a limited number of bottles distilled at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery at Mount Vernon.

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The distillery’s historic ledgers indicate that Washington had small amounts of peach brandy produced in both 1798 and 1799. Washington maintained orchards on his estate and the fruit from these orchards supplied the peaches needed. A portion of the peach brandy produced was sold and the remainder was moved to the Mansion for use by the Washington family.

Mount Vernon staff working with Master Distiller, Thomas McKenzie of Finger Lakes Distilling, and with assistance from Ted Huber of Starlight Distillery, produced this peach brandy based on traditional 18th-century methods. The peach juice was fermented on-site for 12 days, then double-distilled in copper pot stills heated by wood fires. This unaged brandy was bottled and labeled by hand.



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» On sale at The Shops at Mount Vernon. Whiskey Purchase Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.

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Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121