What do iron clad ships and bourbon have in common in Virginia?

We were sent a bottle of bourbon whiskey from Ironclad Distillery Co. in Newport News, VA. that is their Missouri Toasted Oak Cask.  The Distillery opened it’s doors in 2014, named after the first war ships to be armored in iron, during the civil war.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review!

Tasting Notes: Ironclad Distillery Co. Missouri Toasted Oak Cask

Vital Stats: Mashbill is 4 grain 70% corn, 10% wheat, 10% rye and 10% malted barley. The toasted oak is aged in a 15 gallon char 3 barrel for 14-16 months then finished in a medium toast barrel for 5 months.  The proof on it varies from batch to batch and our bottle is 105 proof. The price at the distillery is 47.99, prices vary from state to state.

Nose: Caramel, chocolate and fig. Over Toasted marshmallow is prominent.

Palate: A wave of sweetness with over toasted rye toast. Chocolates, marshmallow and figs come out with buttercream. Just a light spice on the back end.

Finish: Medium with a slight Kentucky hug.

Overall: A great representation of craft bourbon, so for us it’s a buy. If your a mariner or from Virginia then this needs to be on your bar shelf.

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