A couple hundred years after George Washington produced rye whiskey at Mount Vernon, the place is once again churning out spirits and is considered a main stop on the American Whiskey Trail. "Whiskey tourism is growing around the world, just like tourists go to Bordeaux or the Napa Valley to visit wineries. This sort of helps us level the playing field with winemakers," said Frank Coleman of the Distilled Spirits Council. "There could be no better representative for America's distilling heritage than George Washington."

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