Whiskey Tasting with Dean Norton


On Monday, June 3 at 7:30 pm there will be a Whiskey Tasting event featuring fine whiskeys from George Washington's Distillery® and Gristmill and O’Brien & Brough of Bristol. Employed at Mount Vernon for more than 50 years, J. Dean Norton has devoted his career to researching 18th-century gardens and gardening practices. Nationally and internationally renowned for his work restoring the historic gardens and magnificent landscape at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, he is one of the country’s foremost horticulturalists. He is also known for his engaging, informative and entertaining presentations, which bring history to life through fascinating personal stories.

One of the lesser-known facts about Mount Vernon is that George Washington owned one of the largest distilleries in the country at the time. In 1799 alone, it produced almost 11,000 gallons of the revered spirits. That tradition continues today as a faithfully reconstructed distillery produces small batches of whiskey for those with discerning tastes, as well as those who attend Linden Place’s whiskey tasting event.

Tickets for the June 3 Whiskey Tasting are $40 ($35 to LP members).

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