Maggie Villines.com by Maggie
The historic George Washington Distillery at Mt. Vernon is offering unaged Rye and aged (two years) straight whiskey for sale. The tour of the Distillery and Gristmill is sold out for the one-day event on March 19, 2016, but the Shops at Mt. Vernon, on the estate property (southeast end of George Washington Parkway), are open to the public with whiskies available. The Master Distiller is Dave Pickerell, the famed master overseeing the handmade production of Maker’s Mark for more than fourteen years. Two batches are produced annually. Interesting videos below.
Our first President began distilling after he left office (and refusing to be “king”). The facility is located three miles south of his Mt. Vernon home, about fifteen miles outside Washington, D.C. The distillery was “rebuilt” in 2009, funded by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States….