Join Mount Vernon for its new George Washington Whiskey Festival!  Enjoy some of the finest spirits from Virginia craft distillers and other famous whiskey producers.  Meet celebrated distillers and learn more about George Washington’s whiskey operations at Mount Vernon.

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Add to Calendar 11/09/2019 18:00:00 11/09/2019 21:00:00 America/Rio_Branco George Washington Whiskey Festival

Join Mount Vernon for its new George Washington Whiskey Festival!  Enjoy some of the finest spirits from Virginia craft distillers and other famous whiskey producers.  Meet celebrated distillers and learn more about George Washington’s whiskey operations at Mount Vernon.

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VIP Experience: $225; General Admission: $85

VIP Experience

DISTILLERY & GRISTMILL | 5PM-6:30PM 

This new event is a must-attend for serious whiskey lovers and history buffs alike.

Just 125 tickets are available for this exclusive experience at George Washington's Distillery prior to the main event on the estate.  Tour the Distillery and Gristmill with the historic trades team that produces Mount Vernon's whiskies and brandies according to Washington's own recipes.  Watch active fermenters working and get an inside look at the 18th-century methods used in our production of these spirits. 

On site, you'll meet and mingle with experts and distillers from a variety of brands.  Enjoy tastings from the participating distilleries as well as the most recent batch of 4-year-old George Washington Rye Whiskey. Watch 18th-century coopering demonstrations and sample historic baked treats made from flour ground at the Gristmill by Charleston-based chef Justin Cherry. 

Bill Thomas, owner of Jack Rose Dining Saloon and noted whiskey expert, will be pouring from his private stock of rare and unique whiskies during the VIP experience at the Distillery & Gristmill site. 

Main Event

Ford Orientation Center | 6pm-9pm

Sample George Washington’s Rye Whiskey and spirits from 12 Virginia distilleries and other nationally known brands. 

You'll also enjoy a lively discussion of whiskey history and distilling stories as you delve into the details of making fine spirits with master distillers and whiskey experts during a panel discussion. 

This gathering of some of the finest talents in the industry will offer unique perspectives on whiskey from the 18th century to the modern day. 

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for designated drivers.

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