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