President George Washington, a man of such rectitude and the "father of our country" was in the business of making whiskey? The answer to that question is a resounding "yes". In fact, he was the largest commercial distiller in the country during the 18th century. Washington's distillery was reconstructed several years ago and rye whiskey is now made several times a year and available for sale. Visitors to the distillery have an opportunity
to learn from costumed millers about the whiskey-making process which is done next to Washington's water-powered gristmill. The mill is located three miles from George Washington's home Mount Vernon on the banks of the Potomac outside Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. This video provides a quick tour of the mill and whiskey-making.