The historic booze is being made at Mount Vernon, around 1,100 bottles of it. The inventory will then be sold for a brisk $95 a bottle.
So for that much money it must be pretty good, right? Not so much.
Writing at DeathandTaxes Brian Abrams says "what the liquor peddlers at Mount Vernon aren’t telling you is, back in the day, the Founding Father’s whiskey was rotgut at best."
Makes sense that without all the modern methods and equipment the whiskey might not be grad A but rotgut?
To prove the point Abrams found an article from American History that confirms his diagnosis.
The piece claims that the father of our country used his grain from his neighbor’s farm to make "very bad rye whiskey."
AP says the stuff coming out in April will be the exact recipe and will be the "most authentic version of Washington's whiskey available."
Whether that’s a good thing or not you can decide on your own, for $95.00.