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Whiskey Sales

1,000 bottles of the unaged George Washington Rye Whiskey available for sale Thursday, December 12, at 10 a.m. – just in time for the holidays! The rye whiskey was made at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery at Mount Vernon this November.

Available for sale at The Shops at Mount Vernon for $95 per 375ml bottle. In-person sales only.

The unaged George Washington Rye Whiskey is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available today. Washington was a detailed record keeper – Mount Vernon’s staff were able to determine from these records the recipe and process of creating whiskey during Washington’s lifetime. Distillers used the same grain recipe (60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley), mixed and fermented in 120-gallon oak barrels, and double distilled in copper pot stills, just as it was done 200 years ago. According to master distiller, Dave Pickerell, its nose is, “slightly floral, earthy, and grainy,” with a taste that is “surprisingly sweet and mellow,” but with a bit of a bite, characteristic of unaged rye.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. at which time number vouchers will be issued to customers. We will call out numbers to begin sales at 10 a.m. You may obtain a number voucher and return at any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make your purchase.

Any whiskey remaining unsold after December 12 will be available for sale on subsequent days in The Shops at Mount Vernon, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m on Sunday.

Sales are limited to one bottle per person. Must be 21 or over to purchase: a valid ID is required to purchase the George Washington Rye Whiskey.

Unfortunately Mount Vernon cannot accommodate internet or phone orders. Whiskey cannot be shipped.

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