PANACEA: HAVE A BRANDY

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

George Wash­ing­ton is as­so­ci­ated with truth. Now there’s a link ‘twixt pres­i­dent and spir­its: On sale at George Wash­ing­ton’s Mount Ver­non, it’s — of course — George Wash­ing­ton’s Ap­ple Brandy, which has been dou­bledis­tilled in cop­per pots, heated by wood fires and aged in “toasted” bar­rels for two years. The metic­u­lous craft dis­tillers be­hind it all used the same va­ri­eties of ap­ples that George used: Hewes Crab, Roxbury Rus­set, and New­town Pip­pin. So huz­zah.

It’s the first ap­ple brandy made at the his­toric site in two cen­turies, and as was once said, it is “dear” - priced at $150 for a 375 ml bot­tle. But hey, such things sell so quickly that vouch­ers are needed from the es­tate’s gift shop; they of­ten be­come col­lectibles. Another bot­tle of Mount Ver­non’s limited edi­tion rye whiskey once signed by for­mer pres­i­dent George H.W. Bush fetched $35,000 at auc­tion. More at this of­ten en­ter­tain­ing site: MountVer­non.org

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