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by Brandon Wenerd on March 27, 2013

Right?

Slow down. Here's the bad news: Just because the recipe is old and George Washington is cool doesn't mean it doesn't taste like shit. In fact, George Washington's rye  probably does taste like shit (cough… as most rye whiskey's do). Via a good friend of BroBible, Brian Abrams from Death and Taxes Magazine:

Peter Carlson’s essay in the June 2010 edition of American History describes the scene at Washington’s Virginia plantation, where, in 1797, the former president installed a 75-by-30 foot distillery and made “very bad rye whiskey” from his neighboring farm’s excess grain. (Carlson interviewed Dennis Pogue, Mount Vernon’s associate director, who politely described the swill as having “a pretty sharp taste.”)

Still, YOU'RE DRINKING AMERICAN HISTORY. YOU'RE DRINKING FREEDOM. That, my friends, is priceless.

[H/T: Total Frat Move]

Brandon Wenerd

About Brandon Wenerd...

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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