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  1. #11
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    Re: G.Washington made Whiskey

    Today's Washington Post has an interesting article about the rye batch they distilled last year at Mt. Vernon (you may have to register to read).

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    Re: G.Washington made Whiskey

    I know some of our members, including Howie Stoops, are attending this year's Mt. Vernon event. Perhaps they'll report in.

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    Re: G.Washington made Whiskey

    This year’s event was move indoors at the last minute because the remnants of hurricane Jeanne was passing though the area. The current archeological dig was covered with a tarp so there was nothing to see there. There was a press only event that we could not attend since the room was too small. After that, it was moved to a larger facility that was attended by the same press corps. Some of the master distillers were there. Last year, they fired up the still to make whiskey using a recipe that was representative of the George Washington’s time. This recipe was uncovered at the Filson Historical Society by our own Mike Veatch. (The “t” is silent and he even spells it without one) At this site, lectures were given on how the distillery site will be restored to its previous look and how it will be a working distillery that will produce whiskey etc. that may or may not be for sale to the public. This will depend on the Virginia legislature. We were then treated to a sample of the whiskey that was made last year. It was not harsh and it had surprisingly a lot of color for a one year old rye whiskey. We then left before they served lunch from the Greenbriar. Below is a picture of the barrel that was signed by all the master distillers who distilled the whiskey last year.

    Howie
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    Re: G.Washington made Whiskey

    Howie,

    Great picture. Wish I could have been there with you, Anonymous, Mike, and Do-Not-Delete.

  5. #15
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    Re: G.Washington made Whiskey

    Howie,
    So when are you going to post the results from the tastings? I am not sure how acurate they will be with influences from Jeane and citrinella candles.
    Mike Veach

 

 

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