Tag Archive: Rye Analysis: The Return of Washington’s Whiskey The Founding Fathers’ preferred liquor is making a comeback


on November 13, 2017 in World News

Rye Analysis: The Return of Washington’s Whiskey The Founding Fathers’ preferred liquor is making a comeback

BY: Victorino Matus Follow @VictorinoMatus Last month I went down to Mount Vernon, Va., the home of George Washington. But I wasn’t touring the mansion and gardens, where busloads of visitors were milling around. Instead I drove further down the road to the distillery. Yes, aside from being a farmer, general, and our first president, George Washington was a distiller of whiskey. Mind you the original distillery ceased production in 1814. But 10 years ago, thanks to the Distilled Spirits Council, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, and generous donors, the distillery was restored and has since been...

BY: Victorino Matus Follow @VictorinoMatus Last month I went down to Mount Vernon, Va., the home of George Washington. But I wasn’t touring the mansion and gardens, where busloads of visitors were milling around. Instead I drove further down...

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