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Ironclad Distillery

In 1862, the first two ships to be clad in iron engaged in battle just off the port of Newport News, Virginia. Now, in a historic warehouse within view of the 155-year-old battle site, Ironclad Distillery Co. is the first and only distillery operating in the city and one of only five bourbon distilleries in the state. Family-owned since its inception in 2015, Ironclad makes only small-batch bourbon whiskey under its roof – with a focus on American values, unique regional flavor, and a deep-seated love of bourbon.

The company plans to build a tasting room and distillery store in its 30,000-square-foot warehouse, launch a members-only Cocktail Club, and release five new bourbon batches in the next four years.

Company Highlights

  • 2017 American Distilling Institute Award winner (Bronze Medal – Bourbon Category)i
  • As of May 2017, the distillery has sold over 3,800 bottles of its Ironclad Bourbon
  • Sources 100% of its corn, wheat, and rye from Virginia agricultural producers
  • Plans to build a tasting room and distillery store within the company’s 30,000-square-foot warehouse along with a members-only Cocktail Club
  • Over the next several years, Ironclad plans to release the following products, which are currently aging in barrels:
    • Bottled Cocktail (scheduled for 2018 release)
    • Straight Bourbon (scheduled for 2018 release)
    • Cask Strength (scheduled for 2019 release)
    • Single Barrel (scheduled for 2020 release)
  • Bottled-in-Bond (scheduled for 2021 release)
    Read more here.


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