For a few hours this past Saturday night, Mount Vernon’s iconic lawn overlooking the Potomac River was filled with fine duds and mysterious masks for a moonlit Mount Vernon Masquerade party.

One guest, however, remained unmasked although some would say he was still in costume. Our Young Washington, who has become colloquially known as George with a Man Bun, left his home at Farmers & Distillers to be on display at the event. Artist Nathan Loda, who we commissioned to create this contemporary take on George Washington, was also in attendance. He spoke with guests, sharing the story behind the portrait.

The Farmers & Distillers team escorted Young Washington to the event and served one of our oft-featured craft cocktails, the American Buck, made with whiskey, aperol, lemon, ginger, and cane syrup.