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Mount Vernon Visitors Can Sip History

NPR
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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A batch of George Washington's straight rye whiskey is being made in a reconstruction of his old distillery. Historians who have tasted it say it's very bad rye whiskey.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Visitors to Mount Vernon will soon be able to take a sip of history. A batch of George Washington's straight rye whiskey is being made in a reconstruction of his old distillery, from his own recipe, using the fermentation process from his day. The George Washington whiskey will cost you 95 bills featuring his face, even though the product, according to historians who have tasted it, is very bad rye whiskey. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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