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    George Washington Whiskey Festival

  • Dates:
    November 9, 2019
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission:
    VIP Experience: $225; General Admission: $85
  • Location:
    George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill
  • Address:
    5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Phone:
    (703) 780-2000

Join Mount Vernon for its new George Washington Whiskey Festival!  Enjoy some of the finest spirits from Virginia craft distillers and other famous whiskey producers.  Meet celebrated distillers and learn more about George Washington’s whiskey operations at Mount Vernon.

Main Event:

Sample George Washington’s Rye Whiskey and spirits from 14 Virginia distilleries before voting for your favorite beverage. Hear from Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon’s director of historic trades, and other spirits industry titans. Mansion tours are offered throughout the evening.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for designated drivers.

VIP Experience: 

This new event is a must-attend for serious whiskey lovers and history buffs alike.

Just 125 tickets are available for this exclusive experience at George Washington's Distillery prior to the main event on the Estate.  Tour the Distillery and Gristmill with the historic trades team that produces Mount Vernon's whiskies and brandies.  Watch active fermenters working and explore the 18th century methods used in our production of these spirits. 

Meet and discuss whiskey history with experts and distillers from a variety of companies.  Enjoy tastings from the participating distilleries as well as the most recent batch of 4 year old George Washington Rye Whiskey. Watch 18th-century coopering demonstrations and sample 18th-century baking using flour ground at the Gristmill.