Join us for the inaugural George Washington Whiskey Festival on November 9! Take in beautiful views of the Mansion from the 12-acre field and enjoy distilled spirits from George Washington's Distillery and other Virginia distilleries.

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Join us for the inaugural George Washington Whiskey Festival on November 9! Take in beautiful views of the Mansion from the 12-acre field and enjoy distilled spirits from George Washington's Distillery and other Virginia distilleries.

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George Washington once ran the largest distillery in America, producing rye whiskey and other small batch spirits at his Mount Vernon estate. Mount Vernon honors Washington’s legacy and the rich tradition of distilled spirits in Virginia at this first-ever whiskey festival.

With Washington's Mansion in view, sample George Washington’s Rye Whiskey and Virginian spirits accompanied by curated food that complement the pour. Hear from Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon’s director of historic trades, and other industry titans, watch 18th-century coopering demonstrations, and enjoy music and entertainment throughout the evening.

 

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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.

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