We will offer our whiskey for sale to the public for the first time on July 1. The 375ml bottle will sell for $85 -- only one to a customer, while supplies last. Taking advantage of a new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly, we can offer free tastes of the product (one-quarter once per person) that day as well. We've set aside four bottles for the tasting, which will take place between 12 and 1:00 or until the supply is exhausted.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Given the unique character of our whiskey -- using George Washington's recipe and the first whiskey made and bottled at Washington's distillery in almost 200 years -- we wanted a label that was equally distinctive. We think that our designer, Allan Guy, really rose to the occasion to produce a beautiful label; distiller and bottler extraordinaire, Joe Dangler, seems to agree.
We know, we promised that we would have whiskey available to purchase months ago. But the best laid plans ... At any rate, we have negotiated the label hurdles with TTB (we think), and we are planning to offer our unaged Rye Whiskey beginning July 1.
As a first step, today and yesterday we filled 471 375ml bottles with pure, clear rye whiskey, just like George Washington made. Virginia Gentleman master distiller, Joe Dangler, kindly agreed to come to the distillery to lead Mount Vernon staff in the bottling operation. Next step: labelling.