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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Understanding Moderation

Part of responsible drinking is understanding that a standard drink of beer, distilled spirits and wine each contains the same amount of alcohol. It's not what you drink, it's how much that counts.

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Committed to Responsibility

For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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George Washington

George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon, Virginia

"Two hundred gallons of Whiskey will be ready this day for your call, and the sooner it is taken the better, as the demand for this article (in these parts) is brisk."
--Letter from George Washington to his nephew, Col. William A. Washington, 1799

George Washington's Distillery at Mount Vernon, Virginia was the largest, most successful whiskey distillery in early America. The reconstructed distillery is the only site in North America that can demonstrate 18th-century distilling from seed to barrel. The distillery and museum serve as the gateway to the American Whiskey Trail and are open daily from April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special exhibitions at the distillery and the new George Washington Education Center at Mount Vernon teach visitors about Washington’s talents as an entrepreneur and distiller, as well as his belief in moderation. For more information, visit http://www.mountvernon.org/visit-his-estate/plan-your-visit/distillery-amp-gristmill.

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