27 August, 2008
of George Washington's Distillery Straight Rye Whiskey signed by former president George H W Bush fetched US$35,000 for Mount Vernon's educational programmes at an auction on the mansion grounds. The winning bidder was John R Frank, vice-chairman of Sidney Frank Importing Co of New Rochelle, New York, wh ich imports Jägermeister and Tommy Bahama Rum. The bottle, number five of a limited edition of 24 , was produced on October 21 2003 on the distillery grounds by a team of master distillers according to the historic recipe found in George Washington's mansion records . It was hand-bottled on September 26 2006.