This bottle of George Washington’s Apple Brandy was aged in barrels used for bourbon and is one of limited number made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery.
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This bottle of George Washington’s Apple Brandy was aged in barrels used for bourbon and is one of limited number made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery. The distillery’s ledgers indicate that Washington produced small amounts of apple brandy in 1798 and 1799. Washington maintained orchards on his estate which provided the apples for his brandy. Plantation records indicate Hewes, Newtown Pippin and Roxbury Russet apples were some of the varieties used to produce Washington’s apple brandy.

Mount Vernon staff, working with the assistance of several craft distillers, produced this brandy based on traditional 18th-century methods. This apple brandy was double-distilled in copper pot stills heated by wood fires.

Size: 375 ml Bottle
Alcohol Content: 40%    
Proof: 80 proof

Please note:

• 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) and the Distillery & Gristmill Shop 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 at:

The Shops at Mount Vernon
Hours: 10am-6pm
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703.799.6301

Gristmill Shop
Hours: 10am-5pm
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309
703.360.1750

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In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time. Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on site and is open to visitors seasonally.

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