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George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® is the official state spirit of the Commonwealth of Virginia, thanks to a bill sponsored by Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

George Washington was once the largest whiskey producer in America. Today, Mount Vernon continues the tradition of producing whiskey, as well as other small batch distilled spirits, at its historic Distillery & Gristmill site. George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® is available for purchase in-person only at the Shops at Mount Vernon and the Distillery & Gristmill site.

Distilled Spirits, Made at Mount Vernon
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Distilled Spirits, Made at Mount Vernon

Visit George Washington's Distillery

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

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