Welcome to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill at Mount Vernon

Welcome to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill at Mount Vernon (HM2LR9)

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N 38° 42.815', W 77° 7.815'

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—George Washington to Robert Lewis, January 26, 1798

At the suggestion of James Anderson, his new farm manager, George Washington began distilling whiskey at Dogue Run Farm in 1797. The success in the first year's efforts, using two stills set up in the cooperage, led to the construction of a large dedicated whiskey distillery. Constructed over the winter of 1797-1798, the distillery employed five copper pot stills and produced large amounts of rye whiskey in 1798 and 1799, making it Washington's most profitable enterprise.
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Date Added Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314787 N 4287147
Decimal Degrees38.71358333, -77.13025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.815', W 77° 7.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 48.9" N, 77° 7' 48.9" W
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