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Scottish distillers fill barrels at Mount Vernon

Wednesday - 3/28/2012, 12:21pm  ET

MOUNT VERNON, Va. - Master distillers from Scotland are wrapping up a three-day visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate to whip up a special batch of Scotch whiskey.

On Wednesday the distillers will fill specially constructed oak barrels with the hand-crafted single-malt liquor to begin a three-year aging process.

The distilling is the latest in a series of limited production runs that have been done at George Washington's reconstructed distillery.

After the Scotch is aged, a limited edition of 100 bottles will be auctioned off for charities around the world. In 2006, distillers using Washington's recipe for Rye whiskey produced bottles that sold for $100,000.

At the end of the 18th century, Washington's distillery was one of the largest whiskey producers in the country.


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