Straight Bourbon

A spicy pop finish from the finest Virginia rye.
Ironclad Distillery Straight Bourbon

Distilled from Ironclad Distillery’s proprietary corn, wheat, rye and malted barley mash and aged for two years in 30-gallon new, charred American oak barrels. Salted caramel notes imparted by their close proximity to the James River are balanced by the sweet caramelized oak sap with a dry, spicy pop finish from the finest Virginia rye.

95 Proof, 47.5% ABV. 750 mL.

Recipes with Ironclad Distillery's Straight Bourbon

Downtown Billionaire

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Ironclad Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Hibiscus Grenadine (recipe below)
  • 1/4 oz Absinthe bitters or Absinthe

Hibiscus Grenadine

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried hibiscus
  • Orange Blossom Water

Garnish

Garnish with a lemon wheel

Preparation

For the cocktail: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe

For the Grenadine: In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice and sugar, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in hibiscus and 3 drops orange blossom water. Let cool completely, then strain into an airtight container. Store up to one month.

K.K.'s Sazerac

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Ironclad Bourbon
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Demerara sugar cube
  • Absinthe or Pernod

Garnish

Garnish with a lemon peel and cherry.

Preparation

Muddle sugar cube with a few drops of water, and then stir with bourbon, bitters and ice. Serve neat in a glass in which you have rolled around absinthe to thoroughly coat.

Ironclad Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 2 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Orange (make two orange wheels)
  • 2 oz Ironclad Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz premium sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Garnish

A cherry

Preparation

Stir over ice, serve neat.

Horse's Neck

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 oz Ironclad Bourbon
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters or Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
  • Good quality ginger beer
  • Fresh lime

Garnish

A slice of lime.

Preparation
Build in the glass with ice. Top with the ginger beer and a squeeze of lime.