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Drinking George Washington's Whiskey

Drinks Reid Mitenbuler 6 comments

The biggest question on my mind before a recent trip to the Mt. Vernon distillery: "Did George Washington's wooden teeth add a little bit of extra aging to whatever whiskey he drank?" I quickly learned that the wooden teeth thing is a myth. One set of his false teeth was composed of a cow's tooth, one of Washington's own teeth, and hippopotamus ivory, making his mouth a Noah's Ark of dental wizardry. More

How George Washington Ate

Robyn Lee 3 comments

What was George Washington's diet like back in the 1790s? Hoe cakes, fish, ice cream, smoked ham, and homegrown vegetables were some of his regularly eaten foods.... More

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