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Washington started his whiskey business in 1797, after leaving politics. The enterprise, which relied on slaves, thrived. It yielded 11,000 gallons of whiskey and a profit of $7,500 or about $105,000 in today’s dollars in one year.

Today’s top whiskey makers spent hours Tuesday mixing, heating and cooling Washington’s ”mash bill,” or recipe, of rye, corn and malted barley. They then ran their creation through a copper still atop an open fire.

Dalton looked relieved after sipping the creation, which he called spicy and aromatic.

Mmmm. . . one more reason why George Washington was the greatest president ever.

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