THE Resolution: Washington D.C.
The Rebellion Ends but History Remains
A history buff’s dream, Washington, DC is more than the federal government. It’s more than the monuments and memorials. The District is a diverse, 68-square-mile city that surprises visitors with its eclectic neighborhoods, local flavor and international flair. Thanks to a thriving culinary community and neighborhood clusters of distilleries and breweries, DC is just as much a destination for food and drink as it is for free museums. Discover why visitors are getting steeped in more than history in the nation’s capital with locally made spirits, Michelin-starred restaurants and homegrown flavors.
Whether you’re road tripping or hopping on a train at Union Station, it’s easier than ever to make your way to this city connected by the past but with both feet firmly planted in the future. When you visit The Resolution Region you’ll get a taste of whiskey’s history without having to sacrifice the delicious food, premier attractions and ridiculous coolness of America’s future.
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About the Washington DC Region
George Washington’s role in American whiskey didn’t end when the last protestors were pardoned after the Whiskey Rebellion. In fact, Washington began commercially distilling his own spirits in 1797 at Mount Vernon in one of the largest distilleries in the country at the time. Operating under his own tax, Washington paid the federal government $332 over the course of 1798.
Whiskey was far from safe, though. Prohibition had long-term effects on distilling in the Mid-Atlantic, causing most distilleries to shut their doors and the famous rye whiskey to disappear from shelves. Lucky for us, craft distilleries in the nation’s capital offer their own unique take on the rebellious spirit of the Whiskey Rebellion region. You can even step back in time at Mount Vernon and take a sip of Washington’s whiskey. History comes full circle.