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George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)
Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

george washington photo: George Washington 250px-Portrait_of_George_Washington.jpg

George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale

Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each.

Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago.

No word on whether it’ll be available online or only in person at Mt. Vernon.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: alcohol; cheers; distillery; fermentation; firstinwarfirstinrye; georagewashington; godsgravesglyphs; mountvernon; presidents; recipe; rye; thegeneral; therevolution; virginia; washington; whiskey; whiskeyrebellion
PRESIDENT WASHINGTON LEADS THE TROOPS

Hmmmm ... this gives the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 a whole new perspective.

1 posted on 03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More news references and related links ...

“Mount Vernon to sell Washington’s rye whiskey”

Read more at: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/mount-vernon-sell-washingtons-rye-whiskey

The Mount Vernon Shop @ http://www.mountvernon.org/shop/new-shop


2 posted on 03/26/2013 6:40:47 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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george washington photo:  george_washington_zombiehunter_by_s.jpg Rye Whiskey must have helped President Washington face down situations like these ...
3 posted on 03/26/2013 6:42:59 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

$95 for a bottle of shine!


4 posted on 03/26/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: DogByte6RER

A couple of the guys on “Moonshiners” were making Rye and claiming to have George Washington’s recipe.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 6:43:51 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SunkenCiv

You might like this.

Ping


6 posted on 03/26/2013 6:46:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Like Hell I’d pay $95 for an unaged rye whiskey...I can make 100 gallons for less.

Cheers!


7 posted on 03/26/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

Agreed.

$95 for impatient whiskey sounds pretty steep.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 6:50:55 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
unaged whiskey

Thanks, but I'll be out in the barn with a rusty knife and the vice.

Ain't no way, no how, after drinking what them boys in Tennessee produce, that I'd touch shine, legal or not. Gotta be white oak barrel aged.

I'd rather gouge my eyes out with a hairpin than touch unaged whiskey.

/johnny

9 posted on 03/26/2013 6:52:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER
Perusing their website I found the following statement appealing:

Mount Vernon does not accept grants from federal, state or local governments, and no tax dollars are expended to support its purposes. Primary sources of income are revenue from the retail and dining facilities, ticket sales, and donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

10 posted on 03/26/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Slump Tester
Good for them.

Didn't the "Whiskey Rebellion" happen under Washington? Didn't like the competition, it appears.

I seem to recall an early 1970s story about unearthing a cache of Washington's cherry wine during a dig at MV. IIRC, the bottles were expected to sell for $200/ea at the time.

11 posted on 03/26/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: DogByte6RER

Don’t know if they can call it his recipe - unless they can get the exact yeast he used!


12 posted on 03/26/2013 7:04:25 PM PDT by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh, the liquor was spilled on the barroom floor
And the bar was closed for the night
When out of the hole came a little brown mouse
And sat in the pale moon light

He lapped up the liquor on the barroom floor
And back on his haunches he sat
And all night long you could hear him roar
Bring on the god damned cat!


13 posted on 03/26/2013 7:13:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Very cool indeed.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 7:18:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You might like this:
http://toneway.com/songs/rye-whiskey


15 posted on 03/26/2013 7:27:23 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: DogByte6RER

Happy hour is over, boys!


16 posted on 03/26/2013 7:28:16 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Pharmboy

Dr. Raoul memorial ping


17 posted on 03/26/2013 7:32:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks DogByte6RER.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


18 posted on 03/26/2013 7:39:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I used to have election parties where I would make a Benjamin Franklin recipe of Rum, oranges, and sugar, and let it age in an old gallon jug Whiskey I had from the 1800s, it was very good and very sneaky, people would swig it in long tasty swallows not knowing what was coming.

Guys could buy a bottle of this for an election party and split the cost per glass.


19 posted on 03/26/2013 7:50:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Very nice and I do like my rye


20 posted on 03/26/2013 7:53:34 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: nascarnation
and dining facilities

Cooks can do anything. Even help keep Mt. Vernon a going concern. ;)

/johnny

21 posted on 03/26/2013 7:59:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

George Washington’s liquor had considerable punch.
This is his eggnog recipe.

Blend together

1 Pint Brandy
1/2 Pint Rye Whiskey
1/4 Pint Rum
1/4 Pint sherry

1-1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Quart Cream
1 Quart Milk
12 Eggs

Do not drink within 20 feet of fire or open flame.


22 posted on 03/26/2013 8:29:49 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Django!!@!!!


23 posted on 03/26/2013 11:07:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NonValueAdded
Thanks for the ping, and memorial shout to Dr. Raoul.

As far as the whiskey, they should be patient and age it for at least 8 years. I would wait.

24 posted on 03/27/2013 8:01:40 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nice, this is a good reminder to make another visit to Mount Vernon.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 2:36:08 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: OldNewYork
You have to move the Obamagoon barriers. Mt Vernon is privately funded but Der Fuhrer sent stooges to put up barrier's anyway. Remember, Washington belongs to all of us and the General Government says he must be shut down no matter what!


26 posted on 10/03/2013 7:18:18 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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