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Eau de Vie, or “water of life”, is a clear unaged fruit brandy. George Washington’s Distillery Peach Eau de Vie is a robust, fiery brandy, beautifully clear with peach aromas and a hint of cinnamon. This special bottle of Peach Eau de Vie is one of a limited number of bottles distilled at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery at Mount Vernon.

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The Shops at Mount Vernon

The distillery’s historic ledgers indicate that Washington had small amounts of peach brandy produced in both 1798 and 1799. Washington maintained orchards on his estate and the fruit from these orchards supplied the peaches needed. A portion of the peach brandy produced was sold and the remainder was moved to the Mansion for use by the Washington family.

Mount Vernon staff, working with craft distiller consultants, produced this peach brandy based on traditional 18th-century methods. The peach juice was fermented on-site for 12 days, then double-distilled in copper pot stills heated by wood fires. This unaged brandy was bottled and labeled by hand.

Size: 375 ml Bottle
Alcohol Content: 45%    
Proof: 90 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) 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: 10 AM - 6 PM
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Gristmill Shop (Open 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 and Distillery 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.

The Distillery at Mount Vernon

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