Taffer’s Mixologist – Reading Eagle

George Washington fathered more than a nation; he contributed some DNA to the nation’s whiskey industry. In 1797 Washington, urged by a caretaker at his estate, built a 2,250-square-foot distillery for making corn and rye whiskey at Mount Vernon, Va. By 1799 that operation had produced 11,000 gallons and was one of the largest distillers […]