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Six Very Good Rye Whiskeys Not Made In Kentucky

When I started as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1992, there were very few distilleries outside of the State of Kentucky. Now there are several hundred distilleries not located in Kentucky and many of them are making excellent... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: George Washington’s Straight Rye

In the early years of the 21st Century archaeologists rediscovered the foundations of the still house on the Mount Vernon estate and the decision was made to rebuild the distillery. Research was done in their records and they uncovered the... Continue Reading →

A Day At Mount Vernon

This is the 200th post on! Rosemary and I spent a day with Steve Bashore, the Distiller at Mount Vernon while we were visiting Washington D.C. It was Rosemary’s birthday and we wanted to do a special distillery trip... Continue Reading →

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