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

Event Details

VIP Experience

This exclusive experience takes you behind the scenes at Mount Vernon's Distillery & Gristmill with the historic trades team to learn about 18th century methods used to produce these spirits. Taste private stock and unique whiskies while you meet industry experts.

Admission to the VIP experience includes admission to the main event.

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Location

Distillery & Gristmill

Main Event

Located in the Ford Orientation Center, sample whiskies from 14 Virginia distilleries accompanied with food to compliment the pour. 

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Location

Ford Orientation Center

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VIP Experience

DISTILLERY & GRISTMILL | 5PM-6:30PM 

This new event is a must-do 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 George Washington's whiskies and brandies.  See active fermenters working and learn the 18th century methods used in our production of these spirits.  Meet and discuss whiskey history and its present with experts and distillers from a variety of companies.  Enjoy tastings of the participating distilleries as well as the most recent batch of 4 year old George Washington Rye Whiskey.

Bill Thomas, owner of Jack Rose Dining Saloon and whiskey expert, will be pouring from his private stock of rare and unique whiskies. 

Main Event

12-Acre Field | 6pm-9pm

With Washington's Mansion in view, sample George Washington’s Rye Whiskey and spirits from 14 Virginia distilleries before voting for your favorite. Curated food accompanies the spirits and complements the pour.

Hear from Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon’s director of historic trades, and other spirits industry titans. Watch 18th-century coopering demonstrations, sample 18th-century baking using flour ground at the gristmill, and enjoy music and entertainment throughout the evening. 

Non-alcoholic beverages are available for designated drivers.

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How did George Washington make whiskey?


Steve Bashore from Mount Vernon walks us, step by step, through the process of making of whiskey, as they would have made it in the time of George Washington.

Distilling in the 18th Century

Learn more about George Washington's distilling operations -- one of the most profitable enterprises at Mount Vernon.

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