George Washington's Distillery

An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount… read more

An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was done two centuries ago. Dennis Pogue, author of Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry, Steve Boshare, and consultant David Pickerell gave a tour as an apple brandy was being made. They talked about the archeological reconstruction process, distillery operations, and the role of the distillery in George Washington’s life. He was the only Founding Father to commercially operate a whiskey distillery and, one of the largest of its time, it was one of the most successful economic components of Mount Vernon. close

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Program ID:
302740-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2014

Airing Details

  • Nov 24, 2011 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 24, 2011 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2011 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2011 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2012 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2012 | 1:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2012 | 2:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 04, 2012 | 9:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2012 | 3:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 3:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2012 | 7:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2014 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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