David Pickerell is the master distiller at Mount Vernon. Aged rye whiskey made to George Washington's specifications is now available — for a price.
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David Pickerell is the master distiller at Mount Vernon. Aged rye whiskey made to George Washington’s specifications is now available — for a price.

In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.
Melissa Forsyth/NPR

In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.

There are only 300 bottles of the whiskey available — at $185 a pop.
Melissa Forsyth/NPR

There are only 300 bottles of the whiskey available — at $185 a pop.

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