Is George Washington's Moonshine worth $95?!?
April 13, 2012 10:47 AM Subscribe
What can I expect from this unique unaged rye whiskey? Is this more likely to be a fine drinking experience, a cheesy collectors item, or a potential investment?
posted by Jamesonian to Food & Drink (22 answers total)
Tomorrow morning at the Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria VA, an unaged rye whiskey is being released for sale. As the press release
states,"This rye whiskey is true to its historic pedigree: an unaged (and thus uncolored) spirit, twice distilled and bottled at 43 percent alcohol. Distillers used the same grain recipe , mixed and fermented in 120-gallon oak barrels, and double distilled in copper pot stills, just as it was done 200 years ago. This is a limited edition rye whiskey made at George Washington’s reconstructed distillery – 600 bottles are available for sale. Each 375 ml bottle retails for $95." As a whiskey lover, I have no idea what to expect from this concoction and am asking your advice. Will this likely be a potable worthy of the price or is this just the alcoholic equivalent of a commemorative dinner plate, i.e. more touristy than practical? Is this just historically accurate moonshine? What can I expect, and could this possibly be worth the $$?