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Our best-tasting whiskey yet! This premium straight rye whiskey was distilled at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery using George Washington’s original recipe, then aged on site for four years. Buy in person at The Shops at Mount Vernon (3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA) or buy online.

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The Shops at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Straight Rye Premium Whiskey is one of a limited number made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery using Washington's original recipe. While whiskey was not aged in Washington's time, this spirit was aged for four years in charred oak barrels.

According to Washington's distillery ledgers from 1798 and 1799, his whiskey consisted of 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley. Mount Vernon's finest whiskey release to date, this aged spirit smells of fruit with a hint of oak from the barrels and has a fruit-forward taste of apples, apricots, and baking spices.

Mount Vernon's historic trades team spent hours producing this spirit using 18th-century methods. This included grinding all of the grain in Washington's reconstructed water-powered gristmill, fermenting in wooden mash tubs, and distilling in copper pot stills heated by wood fires.

Size: 375 ml Bottle
Alcohol Content: 43%  
Proof: 86 Proof



• All whiskey and brandy purchases must be made in person with a valid photo ID. Must be 21 years or older. No exceptions.
• You may access The Shops (in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex) without an admission ticket. Parking is free.
• Virginia ABC law prevents us from shipping whiskey or brandy purchases, nor can we accept checks for, or discount whiskey and brandy.

Available for sale exclusively at:

The Shops at Mount Vernon
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Gristmill Shop (Open Sat. & Sun., April - October Only)
Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA 22309


Holiday Closures

Distilled spirits cannot be purchased at The Shops at Mount Vernon or at the Gristmill Shop on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

According to Virginia law, distilled spirits may only be sold on-site when Virginia ABC retail stores are open. We are not permitted to sell distilled spirits at our retail stores when ABC stores are closed.

These closures do not apply to our online store Our distilled spirits can be purchased online 365 days a year.