George Washington’s whiskey going on display in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Bottles of whiskey and rum from George Washington’s Mount Vernon distillery recipes will be on display in the spring at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the University of North Dakota campus.

Grand Forks liquor retailer Hal Gershman bought the two bottles at an auction last fall to benefit Mount Vernon, Washington’s plantation home on the Potomac River. He paid $12,000.

The bottles will be displayed at the Grand Forks museum from April 18 to June 3, along with a letter the nation’s first president wrote in 1799 just before his death.


Information from: Grand Forks Herald,

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