George Washington left behind many legacies, including an independent United States and many precedents as the nation's first president.
Now, more than 200 years after his death, comes a unique memorial: George Washington rye whiskey.
The operators of Mount Vernon, the Washington estate in Northern Virginia, announced they will begin selling $95 bottles of whiskey drawn from the old general's distillery.
"People like having a tangible connection to the Founding Fathers, and any way they can connect that through food or drink, it's an exciting element for them," Mount Vernon spokesperson Melissa Wood told ABC News.
"Wood says this is Mount Vernon's fourth time to reproduce the whiskey, and staffers were able to create Washington's exact recipe through his extensive note keeping, using the same grain and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago.
"'We're primarily an educational site, so we hope that our visitors will get a sense of George Washington the entrepreneur,' Wood said. 'What we know right now is that the distillery was probably the largest in 18th century America that we know of.'
"'Most people think of him as that man on the dollar bill and hopefully this will shed a new and exciting light on George Washington,' Wood said."
David Jackson, USA TODAY