George Washington’s Whiskey Will Be Sold at Mount Vernon

Call it educational.

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Dennis K. Johnson

George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon.

Call it educational. Starting April 4, visitors to George Washington’s Virginia residence can purchase a bottle of Presidential rye whiskey.

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About 1,100 bottles of un-aged whiskey will be sold for $95 a bottle. It’s the fourth time that Mount Vernon has reproduced whiskey according to Washington’s exact recipe, down to the same grain and fermentation process that the first president of the United States used himself.

Washington kept a distillery about three miles down the road from his plantation.“We’re primarily an educational site, so we hope that our visitors will get a sense of George Washington the entrepreneur,” a Mount Vernon spokeswoman for told ABC News. “What we know right now is that the distillery was probably the largest in 18th century America that we know of.”

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Starting this weekend, admission to the distillery is included with the purchase of a Mount Vernon ticket.

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