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06.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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AMERICAN WHISKEY TRAIL NAMED a TOP TOURIST DESTINATION

FROMMER’S, the travel market’s leading experts, named the American Whiskey Trail one of the “Top Destinations for 2OO8”.
“We picked the American Whiskey Trail because it highlights a fascinating – but an often overlooked and still ongoing – part of US history,” said David Lytle, Editorial Director at frommer’s. The final group of 13 international and domestic vacation destinations was chosen from various nominations submitted by travel editors and authors.
The American Whiskey Trail is a cultural heritage initiative of the Distilled Spirits Council and Historic Mount Vernon. The trail highlights the role spirits have played in American history, from the colonial era, to the Whiskey Rebellion, through Prohibition and into contemporary society.
The trail includes many of America’s most famous operating distilleries as well as important historic sites connected to the history of distilling and spirits in the United States. The “Gateway” to the American Whiskey Trail is George Washington’s Distillery at Historic Mount Vernon in Virginia, where Washington erected the 225O square foot distillery in 1797, making it among the largest whiskey distilleries in early America. This newly reconstructed distillery is the only historic site in North America capable of showing the early-American distilling process from seed to barrel. For more information visit: www.americanwhiskeytrail.com.

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