Duke of York to cut ceremonial ribbon


His Royal Highness, The Duke of York will join public officials and American master distillers at Historic Mount Vernon on Wednesday, Sept. 27 to celebrate the official dedication of the reconstructed George Washingtons Distillery adjacent to the Gristmill, 5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in Mount Vernon.

There will be an 18th-century distilling and bottling demonstration, as well as whiskey tastings and distillery preview tours. Master distillers will make George Washingtons Rye whiskey recipe in a replica 18th-century pot still and hand-bottle the first George Washingtons Rye whiskey distilled and aged at Mount Vernon, to be auctioned later in the evening to benefit Mount Vernon. Attendees will also have an opportunity to preview the newly reconstructed historic distillery, a five-year $2.1 million project, and taste whiskeys made and aged on the grounds.