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Mount Vernon to Sell Whiskey Using Washington’s Original Recipe

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Barrels full of  freshly produced whiskey are lined up at the George Washington Distillery in Mount Vernon. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Barrels full of freshly produced whiskey are lined up at the George Washington Distillery in Mount Vernon. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each.

Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago.

Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill site opens at Mount Vernon for the season on Saturday.

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