The Life and Times of Washington's Distiller (feat Steve Bashore from Mount Vernon)




Whiskey Lore show

Summary: The story of James Anderson and his journey to becoming George Washington's distiller is a fascinating one. It starts simply enough on a farm in Inverkeithing, Scotland. But circumstances around him dictate his future and he finds himself bringing his wife and seven children to a new world. Listen to how he convinced a retiring president the benefits of the whiskey trade. And thanks to Steve Bashore, the Head of Historic Trades at Mount Vernon for sharing his knowledge on Anderson and Washington.