Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry

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George Washington: first in war, first in peace and first in whiskey? In Founding Spirits George Washingtons largely unknown and unexamined role as the entrepreneurial owner of one of the largest whiskey distilleries in 18th-century America forms the core of this detailed portrayal of the origins of the American whiskey industry.At the end of Washingtons second presidential term, his plantation manager, a Scotsman with extensive experience distilling whiskey, made the president a proposition that he simply could not refuse. ...

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