As early as 1789 Washington wanted Americans drinking only home grown spirits, so he presented his “buy American” policy indicating he will only drink porter made in America.
From the news article, it appears that ole’ Washington’s rye whiskey recipe is back in business!
“Mount Vernon recreates Washington’s rye whiskey recipe for public consumption.”
Just 213 years after George Washington started distilling his rye whiskey, it has once again hit the market. A nearly 15-year process of research and archeology allowed historians at Mount Vernon to recreate the first president’s whiskey recipe.
The distillery, just three miles from Mount Vernon outside of Alexandria, Va. opened for business after the Virginia General Assembly approved sales in small amounts, selling out all 471 bottles at $85 dollars a pop.