The American Whiskey Trail is a tourism initiative brought to you by the Distilled Spirits Council, its member companies, affiliate members and Historic Mount Vernon. The Trail is an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America.
From the colonial era, where Whiskey had an important economic and social function in the fabric of the community, to the Whiskey Rebellion, through Prohibition and into modern times, spirits have played a sometimes controversial but always fascinating role in our nation’s history.
On the trail, you will find many of America’s most famous operating distilleries as well as important historic sites connected to the history of distilling and spirits in our country. The Gateway to the American Whiskey Trail is George Washington’s Distillery at Historic Mount Vernon. Each site along the trail has a unique story to tell.