July 30, 2008
This past weekend, as part of the Now Debate This program, high school students visited Mount Vernon to learn about George Washington and paid a special visit to George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery.The Day 2 video on their website includes Mount Vernon’s Director of Preservation, Dennis Pogue, and the Manager of the Pioneer Farm, Gristmill, and Distillery, Steve Bashore, sharing information about George Washington’s successes as a distiller, as well as the mechanics of Washington’s gristmill.
On August 9-10th, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, the Whiskey Rebellion is coming to Mount Vernon! The Whiskey Rebellion controversy comes to Historic Mount Vernon for the first time with dramatic performances, a military encampment, militia drilling, music, open-hearth cooking, and costumed demonstrations at George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill.
And as if this weren’t enough excitement already, starting August 4th, the event that our Gristmill and Distillery visitors have long been waiting for will finally happen!The Mount Vernon Gift Shop and Gristmill Shop will finally start selling the whiskey that has been produced at the Distillery over the past couple years.
Visit our Gristmill website for more information about George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery!