In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America.

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Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on-site and is open to visitors on weekends in April - October.

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The original recipe for Washington’s whiskey was discovered by researchers examining the Distillery ledgers from 1798 and 1799. His whiskey consisted of 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley.


Archaeology at The Distillery

Archaeology at The Distillery

Mount Vernon began a long-term program of archaeological and documentary research in 1999 with the ultimate goal of reconstructing and interpreting George Washington's Distillery®.

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Enslaved distillers Hanson, Peter, Nat, Daniel, James, and Timothy performed the hot and tiring work of making whiskey.

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Explore the Distillery

Take a look into George Washington's Distillery® through our Virtual Tour

Distillery Videos

See videos from our working distillery at Mount Vernon

The reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery® was made possible through the generosity of The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and their member companies.

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American Whiskey Trail

We are proud to be featured on the American Whiskey Trail, an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America.

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