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George Washington Straight Rye Whiskey

Available July 3 & 4, 2014

600 bottles of the aged George Washington Straight Rye Whiskey® will be available for sale Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m. A limited number of bottles will be available each day.

Available for sale at both The Shops at Mount Vernon and The Gristmill Shop for $185 per 375ml bottle. In-person sales only.

The aged George Washington Straight Rye Whiskey® was made at the reconstructed Distillery according to the original recipe. Aged on site in charred oak barrels for two years, Mount Vernon’s latest batch of whiskey represents a break with tradition: George Washington himself never aged his own whiskey, sending it straight to market instead. The result is a whiskey that evokes Washington’s spirit of creativity and enterprise, appealing to modern-day whiskey connoisseurs with its mellow flavor, rich color, and pleasing appearance.

Each 375 ml bottle will be sold on a first come, first-served basis. There are approximately 300 bottles available per day and purchases will be limited to two (2) bottles per person. Any whiskey remaining unsold will be available for sale on subsequent days in The Shops at Mount Vernon & The Gristmill Shop, without a numbered voucher, until sold out.

July 3

Line Vouchers
On Thursday, July 3, doors will open at 8 a.m. at which time number vouchers will be issued to customers at both shops. (Gristmill Vouchers must be redeemed at the Gristmill Shop only and The Shops vouchers must be redeemed at The Shops at Mount Vernon only). Per Virginia ABC regulations, we cannot start selling whiskey until 10 a.m. At 10 a.m., we will start calling voucher numbers to begin sales. Once you obtain a number voucher, you may return between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gristmill Shop or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Shops at Mount Vernon to make your purchase. One voucher guarantees one bottle of whiskey, two voucher limit per person. There will be approximately 150 bottles available at each location for July 3.

July 4

On July 4, there will be no vouchers and sales will start at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. There will be approximately 150 bottles available at each location plus any bottles that remain unsold from July 3.

You may access The Shops at Mount Vernon and The Gristmill Shop to purchase whiskey without an admission ticket. Parking is free.

Our apologies, but Virginia ABC regulations do not allow us to ship whiskey purchases nor can we take online or phone orders. Virginia ABC law prevents us from accepting checks for, or discounting, whiskey. All whiskey purchases must be made in person with a valid photo ID. Must be 21 years or older to purchase whiskey.

Locations & Hours

The Shops at Mount Vernon
In the Mount Vernon Inn Complex
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Shops hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

Virginia ABC Whiskey Purchase Hours
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Gristmill Shop
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22309

Gristmill hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Virginia ABC Whiskey Purchase Hours
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Making Whiskey at Washington's Distillery

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