Washington's first modern whiskey sells out

Late in his life, George Washington was arguably the most successful distiller of whiskey in the fledgling United States.

Some things never change.

The visitor center at his Mount Vernon, VA, home has announced it is sold out of the 471 bottles of rye whiskey made at the reconstructed distillery on the grounds of the National Historic Site.

Special legislation passed by the Virginia legislature several years ago allowed whiskey to be sold at Mount Vernon.

Go here for my report on the Washington distillery project as well as the instant success of the modern production of his spirit.

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