Ironclad Distillery Co.
At Ironclad, mighty ships inspired their name. That’s why they stick to their guns. The family-owned distillery makes authentic bourbon whiskey. That’s it. Nothing else. It’s their Ironclad rule. Ironclad sources select Virginia grains for the four-grain recipe. Ferments and distills one batch at a time. And then lets the brackish air from the James River and their charred oak barrels do the rest. Battle stations, everyone!
- Tasting Room
- Group Tours
- Bottle Shop
- Private Events
Newport News, VA 23607
Operating in an historic warehouse within view of the old Battle of the Ironclads site, enjoy a little history with your whiskey when you visit Ironclad’s beautiful tasting room and distillery. They offer tastings of all their spirits as well as a seasonal list of tipples acknowledging the rich history of the bourbon cocktail and the South’s “house beverage.” Free tours are also available upon request for those eager to learn about the history and process of distillation.
Our Distillery in the News
- April 16, 2020DRINKHACKER.COM: Ironclad Distillery Small Batch Bourbon and Straight Bourbon
- January 4, 2020Coastal Virginia Magazine: Pass the Bourbon, Baby: Ironclad Distillery in Newport News Expands
- October 12, 2021WYDAILY.COM: Do you like cigars and bourbon? This place offers both!
- March 27, 2018DAILYPRESS.COM: Ironclad Distillery to open tasting room in downtown Newport News