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George Washington Whiskey Festival – November 9
MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount Vernon celebrates Virginia Spirits Month by offering a discount on its 375 ml bottles of spirits made at George Washington’s Distillery, located three miles from the first president’s home. Throughout the month of September, receive 20% off all 375ml bottles of whiskey and brandy. Spirits are available for purchase on site only. Please visit www.mountvernon.org/spiritsmonth for more details.
New this year: Join Mount Vernon for its George Washington Whiskey Festival on November 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meet titans of the whiskey industry, taste spirits, and learn more about how Washington’s whiskey was made. Enjoy some of the finest spirits from Virginia craft distillers and other famous whiskey producers. Chat with celebrated distillers and learn more about George Washington’s whiskey operations at Mount Vernon. Please visit www.mountvernon.org/whiskeyfest for more details.
In 1799, George Washington’s distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America at the time. At the Distillery site today, costumed distillers take visitors through the historic process of whiskey-making in this reconstructed 18th-century distillery. Visitors can watch costumed distillers operating copper stills, stirring mash tubs, and managing the boiler as they demonstrate 18th-century distilling. Admission and shuttles to the George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill site, located three miles from Mount Vernon, are included in general admission. Please visit www.mountvernon.org/distillery.