Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington October 22, 2011 by Allison Aubrey Melissa Forsyth/NPR David Pickerell is the master distiller at Mount Vernon. Aged rye whiskey made to George Washington’s specifications is now available — for a price. Melissa Forsyth/NPR In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley. Melissa Forsyth/NPR There are only 300 bottles of the whiskey available — at $185 a pop. Tags: spirits, whiskey, George Washington Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.