Today in Good News and Bad News About Whiskey

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]

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