Drinking with George Washington

Last night I attended the annual Spirit of Mount Vernon dinner at George Washington’s estate, just south of D.C. There was a lot of booze (it was, after all, cosponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council). But because every distiller and distributor wanted to show off their wares, the shelves were crammed with everything from Pearl Vodka and Svedka to Macallan and Glenmorangie. It was similar to the end scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You had to choose wisely, which I’m not so sure I did when I first sampled a Godiva chocolate-infused vodka on the rocks. It was pretty good, actually, but I wouldn’t try to take it out of that stone temple, that’s for sure. (For more on the dinner and the impact of the free trade vote on the spirits industry, click here.)

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