February 11, 2004

Presidential Facts

Before Jack Daniels there was George Washington? In 1797 George Washington laid the ideal foundation for a grand new venture, one of America's largest distilleries. For an interesting glimpse into the last couple of years of his life check out Washington, Distiller by Delia Rios. It's a good story on how Washington build a distillery at Mount Vernon that would sell over 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799.

Posted by Pete at February 11, 2004 07:49 PM