The Ironclad Distillery, a Virginia-based whiskey distillery, is now seeking to raise growth funding through Indiegogo and Microventures’ equity crowdfunding platform. The brand’s story reads:
“In 1862, a year into the American Civil War, the first two ships to be clad in a force field of iron engaged in the waters just off the Port of Newport News in Virginia. The small USS Monitor and the heavily armed CSS Virginia attempted to destroy the other’s mighty cladding. After hours of close-range action, neither ship had sunk. Their story, however, went down in history. Today, in an historic warehouse within view of the old battle site, that 154-year-old story still engages us. Ironclad Distillery Co. is Newport News, Virginia’s first and only operating distillery. Owned and operated by the King family since 2015, Ironclad makes only small batch bourbon whiskey. From grain to bottle. One batch at a time. All under one roof.”
The Ironclad Distillery also explained that its bourbon is made from local Virginia corn, wheat and rye, along with malted barley, and aged in new, American oak charred barrels. Notably, each batch is double distilled in six 26-gallon stainless steel stills and generally aged for two summers. The company claims that this process in return creates a sweet opening and a dry spice pop that’s ideal in a glass on its own and works great in cocktails.
Ironclad Bourbon is currently available only in select Virginia ABC stores. Funds from the equity crowdfunding round will be used to grow and expand the company’s operations. It is set to close at the end of August.
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