George Washington Signature Series Whiskey Walnut
- Handcrafted HS Signature Series Rollerball featuring collector quality Rhodium hardware with Black Titanium accents. The cap is postable.
- Created from a piece of Whiskey Walnut (see below: Details and Provenance) removed from Washington's beloved, Mount Vernon®.
- This Witness Wood® was removed during the felling of this 150+-year-old tree for archeological purposes.
- Engraved: George Washington -(signature)
- Made in the USA.
- Each pen (only 3 available) is individually handcrafted and therefore may vary in look and feel.
- As all of History Salvaged pens are custom made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
Details and Provenance
This George Washington Signature Series Pen is created from Witness Wood® acquired by a local Virginia artisan from the home of our 1st President: Mount Vernon®. The Witness Wood® used in the George Washington Pen comes from a walnut tree that is known as the Whiskey Walnut that was felled on the estate.
History of the Wood: This 150-year-old tree had to be removed from the site of George Washington’s whiskey distillery, which stood behind his grist mill at his home, Mount Vernon®. When archaeologists uncovered the original foundation of the distillery, this magnificent walnut tree had grown within the long-since abandoned foundation. Subsequently, Mount Vernon® has since rebuilt the distillery and is now making and selling whiskey using Washington’s recipe to produce small batches for the first time in over 200 years.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon® began as a one and one-half-story farmhouse built in 1735 by his father, Augustine, and received its well-known name during the ownership of his half-brother Lawrence. George acquired Mount Vernon® in 1754, over the next 45 years slowly enlarged the dwelling to create the resplendent 21-room residence we see today. Washington personally supervised each renovation; advising on design, construction, and decoration—even during the Revolutionary War. Conscious that the world was watching, Washington selected architectural features that expressed his growing status as a Virginia gentleman planter and ultimately as the leader of a fledgling democratic nation.
All pens are handcrafted by History Salvaged Master Makers and are made in America.
Each is individually handmade and each varies in look and feel both in grain and shape.
Each History Salvaged pen is custom handcrafted to order with a typical delivery time of approximately 2-3 weeks.
Each pen is discreetly engraved with a Witness Wood® control number and arrives in a presentation box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity with custom tamper proof corresponding hologram, history, and provenance