George Washington Whiskey Festival

Story + Photography by Julie Carrasco

Mount Vernon recently hosted the inaugural George Washington Whiskey Festival. About a dozen Virginia distillers offered samples of their finest whiskeys. Nationally known brands also offered whiskey for sampling and purchase and provided the public with a unique perspective on the history of whiskey from the 18th century to present day. Attendees also enjoyed a live panel discussion from experts deliberating the history of whiskey and distilled products. The festival also debuted a new batch of George Washington’s straight rye whiskey, which is available for purchase at Mount Vernon.

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