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 our name. And it’s why we stick to our guns. We make authentic bourbon. That’s it. Nothing else. It’s our Ironclad rule.
Working with some of Virginia’s best grains, our aim is to produce bourbon whiskey that is accessible in flavor and price, while being of 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.
Join us inside our Tasting Room, a relaxed and welcoming space offering product tastings and proper bourbon cocktails. While you're here, check out our Distillery Shop for bourbon-inspired goods, Ironclad swag and pick up a bottle (or two) to take home.
Tours of our distillery are free and run every hour on the hour.
- Family Friendly
- Pet Friendly
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Tastings $5 - $20
Last Updated: 08/31/2018
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