In the Ironclad family, they believe there is such a thing as the 'bourbon gene.' It runs in their blood alcohol level. That’s why they founded Ironclad with a single goal, as simple as it is ambitious: To create the best bourbon, from grain to glass, like Grandma would have liked.
In 1862, one year into the American Civil War, the first ships to be armored in iron engaged in the waters off the Port of Newport News, Virginia. A few hours later, the Navy would be changed forever. That mighty battle inspired Ironclad Distillery Co’s name. It’s also why they stick to their guns. They make authentic bourbon. That’s it, and nothing else. It’s the Ironclad rule.
Working with some of Virginia’s best grains, their aim is to produce bourbon whiskey that is accessible in flavor and price, while also being the highest quality of production. Located along the James River, within view of the old Battle of the Ironclads site, Ironclad operates in the prodigious S.W. Holt & Co. warehouse built in 1913.