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Mount Vernon Lead Historic Interpreter Peter Curtis tastes whiskey as comes out of a distiller. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Hot water steams in a historical 210 gallon copper boiler as Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller for Mount Vernon, center, takes inventory of the barrels of scotch style single malt whisky as his crew of historic distillers break for lunch. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Steve Bashore, Manager of Historic Trades at Mount Vernon, moves an oak barrel full of scotch style single malt whisky into storage. The oak barrels will be aged for three years and then auctioned for charities around the world. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Eric Barton, an Historic Trade Interpreter with Mount Vernon, carries out plastic jugs to be washed after the Mount Vernon historic distillers produce a scotch style single malt whisky made using colonial style stills at George Washington's reconstructed distillery. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation at the Glenmorangie Company sips the scotch style single malt whiskey that he and two other master distillers from Scotland created using colonial style stills at George Washington's reconstructed distillery with the help of Mount Vernon's historic distillers, Mount Vernon, Va., Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Under a setting sun, volunteers huddle near the fire and wait to greet visitors during "Christmas at Mount Vernon" at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate south of Alexandria on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Holiday visitors had the opportunity to see a gingerbread replica of the mansion created by former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier, chocolate-making demonstrations and the third floor of the mansion, which is usually not open to the public. In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for his guests’ enjoyment. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Liberty, one of two turkeys "pardoned" by President Obama, peers through the slats of a carrier at his new home, Mount Vernon, after an arrival that was heralded by visitors and staff Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty and Peace, two turkeys "pardoned" by President Obama, were taken by horse-drawn cart to their new home at Mount Vernon. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty is carried in a crate by livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent (left) and livestock handler Joe-Marcus Dearmon after being delivered to Mount Vernon, where he will no doubt live a longer lifespan than he would have without the pardon from President Obama. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Leta Cannon, 5, of Chicago (left), and Sarah Frances Gilroy, 7, of Birmingham, Ala., take a close look at Liberty, Tom Plott (right) was on hand to make sure Liberty and Peace, the two pardoned turkeys, got settled in alright at Mount Vernon. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Livestock handler Joe-Marcus Dearmon (left) and livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent shows Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, its new living quarters on the grounds of Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent puts out water for Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, in its new pen on the grounds of Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sarah Frances Gilroy (left), of Birmingham, Ala., and her sister Caroline show the feathers they picked up from Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, as it was welcomed to Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Leta Cannon (left), 5, and Sarah Frances Gilroy (center), 7, check out Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, as it is welcomed to Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Visitors and members of the media gather around Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, as it is welcomed to Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Richard Huisinga, chairman of the National Turkey Federation, shakes hands with Tom Plott, who plays George Washington's farm manager James Anderson at Mount Vernon in Virginia, as Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, is welcomed to Mount Vernon on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, is welcomed Nov. 23, 2011, to Mount Vernon in Virginia by Tom Plott, who plays James Anderson, the farm manager for George Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A crowd gathers Nov. 23, 2011, for the arrival of Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, at Mount Vernon in Virginia. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, is loaded Nov. 23, 2011, into a cage by livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent (left) and livestock handler Joe-Marcus Dearmon for its trip by horse and wagon to Mount Vernon in Virginia. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, is taken to Mount Vernon in Virginia by horse and wagon by livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)