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"The Demand is... Brisk"

Just prior to his death in 1799, George Washington wrote a letter to his nephew, Col. William A. Washington, discussing his successful distillery operation. In the letter, Washington described the “demand” for his whiskey in the region as “brisk” and requested his nephew’s assistance in procuring additional grain for the distillery. This rare correspondence is one of a limited number in existence that discusses Washington’s distillery.

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Distilled Spirits Council Acquires Rare Washington Distillery Letter for Mount Vernon in Honor of July 4th Holiday - 7/3/2001

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