The Washington Phoenix: Unlikely Whiskey Tycoon

This week we discuss the least-known career of one of America's most famous figures. Back in the late 1700s you couldn't just go to any liquor store and grab Four Roses or Jack Daniel's. So hard workin' patriots got to making whiskey, sometimes as a second or third career. Find out the story of one of America's first big whiskey distillers today on Tipsy the Timeline!

We discuss the transition and new career of one of America's foremost patriots: George Washington. We discuss his move into whiskey, along with the decline of that historical distillery. Sources for today's episode can be found in the following places:
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