By 1799, George Washington had become one of the largest whiskey producers in the United States. Today we continue the tradition of producing whiskey as well as other small batch distilled spirits at our historic distillery.

375ml bottles of the distilled spirits produced at Mount Vernon are available for purchase at the Shops at Mount Vernon. Each of these bottles was produced at Mount Vernon using 18th-century distilling methods and techniques.  Quantities are limited. 

Official Spirit of Virginia

Official Spirit of Virginia

In a bill signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® was recognized as the official spirit of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  More details here

Tours and Tastings

Visitors can tour Mount Vernon's historic distillery, located 2.7 miles from the main estate. The distillery, and nearby gristmill, are open from April 1 through October 31st. Come see how Washington produced his whiskey.  Shuttles are available in-season to the site for all visitors.  Please note however that the distillery is typically closed to the public during our production runs.

You can sample our famous whiskey and other Mount Vernon produced spirits at the Mount Vernon Inn

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Distillery Collection

Browse products inspired by George Washington's Distillery. Did you know - In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time!

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