George Washington from The Surprising Drinking Habits of Our Founding Fathers (Slideshow)

The Surprising Drinking Habits of Our Founding Fathers (Slideshow)

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George Washington

We’re taught to think of Washington as the stoic, sober, wooden-toothed patriarch of our nation, but nothing could be further from the truth. Washington was known for tying one on with about four bottles of wine and dancing the night away. After his presidency, he opened one of the largest whiskey distilleries in the country at Mount Vernon that produced 11,000 gallons in 1799, the year he died.