Dennis J. Pogue has written the definitive book on this topic, Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry (Harbour Books, 2011). Pogue has toiled many years at Mount Vernon, and is uniquely positioned to comment on Washington’s distillery.
Located at: 2007 18th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009. See http://JackRoseDiningSaloon.com/ The short of it: 1,400+ spirits, mostly rare single malts, but also hundreds of Bourbons Background: Jack Rose was set up by these cats: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/restaurants/19723.html
On February 8, 2011 Kevin R. Kosar gave a talk at the Library of Congress on his book, Whiskey: A Global History (London: Reaktion Books, 2010).
On March 5, 2011, Kevin R. Kosar had the pleasure of sitting with Andrew F. Smith, culinary historian extraordinaire, and leading a handsome crowd through a tasting of whiskeys. The Roger Smith Hotel was a splendid host, and chef Daniel
Finally, it’s here! Have a look at http://www.youtube.com/user/AlcoholReviews1#p/u Here’s as an example of what you can find there—a short clip of pure, white dog Bourbon flowing at the Jim Beam Distillery.
Aaah, Bruichladdich—it will always hold a place in our hearts. Years ago, we spent a week at the distillery. It was Heavenly. If you have not been to Islay, go. It is something special. Below you can peek at a