All about Iron Smoke

Iron Smoke Distillery is a fairly new addition to the craft distilling community located in Upstate New York.

In that part of the state they grow a lot of apples. So it is only natural that this local crop would have an impact of their Spirits they produce.

Currently, there are two products in the Iron Smoke family — Iron Smoke Applewood Smoked Bourbon Whiskey and Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey — and both share this influence.

All about Iron Smoke distillery

Iron Smoke Distillery is a craft distillery situated in Upstate New York, just off of Main Street, in a craft distilling community where they grow a lot of apples

Naturally, this local crop has an impact on the Spirits produced in this area, and Iron Smoke product is a prime example of this. 

Currently, the distillery produces four core products in the Iron Smoke family — Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Iron Smoke Casket Strength Straight Bourbon WhiskeyRattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey, and Rattlesnake Rosie's Maple Bacon Whiskey.

Iron Smoke distillery was founded in 2011 by musician Tommy Brunett along with partners Ron Kirshner and Steve Brown. What started off as experimenting in Brunett’s backyard with corn Whiskey and charred apple chunks, ended with the Iron Smoke Spirit that is known today. 

Fast-forward to a few years later, and the Iron Smoke facility is now home to a 30-foot smoker, boasting 70 tons of grain storage in their grain silos (affectionately dubbed “Whiskey missiles”) within the former American Can Factory. 

Generations of local, family-owned farming experience ensure every batch of Iron Smoke is crafted from the highest quality grain.

Their applewood smoking process gives their Whiskey its unforgettable character. After a few days of fermentation, the mash is twice distilled through copper pot stills, ensuring a high-quality, pure Spirit.

The raw Spirit is left to age in triple charred virgin American white oak barrels, imparting deep complex flavors onto the Whiskey.

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