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George Washington Whiskey Distillery

George Washington Whiskey Distillery

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Los Angeles, CA --(Ammoland.com)- Though it may not be George Washington’s actual birthday, Presidents’ Day is still a good excuse to raise a glass to our entrepreneurial first president.

“The Spirit of Mount Vernon: The Return of George Washington’s Whiskey,” was originally released on February 16, 2011.

Original text is below:

Many know George Washington as a general and statesman, but few think of America’s first president as a preeminent entrepreneur, operating the most successful whiskey distillery in the late 18th century. At its height, Washington’s distillery produced over 11,000 gallons of liquor a year, supplying the surrounding area and becoming one of his most lucrative business ventures.

At Washington’s former plantation, Mount Vernon , a group of historic interpreters are looking to bring this story to a wider audience. Thanks to a fully functioning replica of Washington’s distillery (and special dispensation from the Virginia General Assembly), George Washington’s rye whiskey is once again being made and sold to the public.

In November, Reason.tv followed the entire process as Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller and former Vice President of Operations for Maker’s Mark, and Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon Distillery Manager, oversaw a two week production run while adhering as strictly as possible to 18th century means and methods. The result is an 80-proof reminder of the nation’s first president and the entrepreneurial ideals of colonial America.

Shot, edited and produced by Meredith Bragg. Approx. 6 minutes.

H/T Reason.com

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