George Washington's whiskey returns

June 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM

MOUNT VERNON, Va., June 28 (UPI) -- Officials at George Washington's Virginia estate said whiskey from the first U.S. president's recipe is being made available for the first time since 1814.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens officials said the recipe, which was used by Washington's distillery until it burned down in 1814, was found at his mansion and the whiskey was made at the reconstructed distillery last year.

The 550 bottles, each containing 12.7 fluid ounces, will be sold for $85 each to benefit local education programs starting at noon July 1. The kickoff event will also include free tastes of the liquor, officials said.

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