Iron Smoke

United States Founded in 2011
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.
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  • caramel
  • spicy
  • vanilla cream
  • tobacco
  • butterscotch
  • oak
  • cinnamon
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Iron Smoke's company mascot is a skeleton named “Skully.”

Established in 2018 the distillery’s Watering Room has a full-fledged bar showcasing everything from “Iron Smoke Whiskeys, Bourbons and Elixirs, to hooch, giggle juice, anti-freezes and grandma’s cough remedies.

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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.
Distillery info:
  • Country United States
  • Established 2014
  • Status Active
  • Address 111 Parce Ave #5b, Fairport, NY 14450, USA
  • Phone +1 585-388-7584
  • Websitehttp://www.ironsmokewhiskey.com/
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A transcript for non-audio situations Iron smoke was truly born in the back yard. We finally got our first batch out, went to our distributor and said ''what if we sell out?''. And he said ''get that out of your head, you'll never sell out.'' And uh, so we went out and it sold out in a week and a half.

Yeah, it's very grass roots, it's kind of like gypsy tramps and thieves. We're making Whiskey, we're not making Bibles, we're out there shaking it up, and we've got a brand that's commanding attention. MMB came in and that completed this jin and yang circle for art and commerce, the age old battle. To run a successful company you have to have that backbone in place.

MMB service to us is a partnership. And it has been from the beginning. When we started out, we knew that we needed to have somebody that could understand all of the potential pitfalls that we might run into, and help us navigate through that. They've helped in a number of different aspects of that. And we are a craft distiller under the New York State Farm Distilling Act, and so the certain aspects of that, that they make sure that we understand the rules behind all of those kind of idiosyncracies that are within our business. They've helped us as our kind of a resource where we can seek advice. If you think about when you have a company that has five employees we can't hire a CFO, and so we need to have somebody there, that can answer those CFO questions.

The reaction time - sometime I need an answer and I need it by the end of the day. And I get an answer within an hour. You know, we're not the biggest company on their roster, But they treat us like that.

It has a startup in New York State. MMB has pointed out to us several different programs that we may want to participate in. Like a Labor tax…I can't even articulate to you what it is, and they're like well, if you do this, you get that, and okay, this is gonna save us money – yes, all right, good, let's do it.

It's incredibly important to us to be able to have this resource. You know, we'll come up with some thing that I'm like ''there's no way they'll know'', and they'll be like ''oh yea, well, this is the tax code for that''. So the value in our relationship is having an incredibly qualified partner, where if there's a question we don't know about tax, about accounting, about anything on the financial side, we have a resource that we can go to. Our job is to make the best Whiskey and to create the best marketing and get it in people's hands. Their job is to make sure that when we get it into people's hands, we've accounted for everything. And it's the cheapest CFO that we could possibly have.