It’s President’s Day. While you’re sitting out the snow/sleet/ice storm, take note of one of America’s pioneering whiskey producers and entrepreneurs, George Washington.
At his Scottish farm manager’s urging, Washington began distilling in Mount Vernon, VA in 1797, after his presidency and just two years before he died. He distilled rye and corn whiskeys there and fattened his swine on the leftover mash.
…he built one of the new nation’s largest whiskey distilleries.