George Washington’s original whiskey distillery at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia operated from 1797 until shortly after his death in 1799. In 2007, the restored distillery began producing rye whiskey using Washington’s original recipe. Ten years later, distillers from around the United States gathered at Mount Vernon to celebrate – and make some whiskey.

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