On July 1, for the first time since the George Washington's distillery burned to the ground in 1814, the public will be able buy Rye Whiskey made at the founding father's distillery. And, thanks to a new law in Virginia, they can taste it BEFORE they buy it at this special public tasting event.
The extremely limited edition whiskey (550 bottles) was produced in the reconstructed distillery in 2009 according to the General's own recipe discovered by historians in the mansion's extensive records.
Starting at noon, the public will be able to sample small amounts before purchasing one of the unique 375 ml bottles for $85. The proceeds will benefit Mount Vernon's education programs.