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Although they didn't have the tour when we visited, my husband and I both bought the flights. You... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2020
AngelaF440
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Family-run Whiskey

Nice spot inside a refurbished storehouse from the era of shipbuilding days long gone. Even have... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2020
Traveler O
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 June 2020

Although they didn't have the tour when we visited, my husband and I both bought the flights. You get to choose 4 to try out of 6 offered. The price was decent. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice hot day. Staff was very friendly. We ended up buying a bottle of both the straight bourbon and a bottle of the coffee barrel bourbon. We'll definitely be back to take a tour, and sip some awesome bourbon again.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020

Stopped here on a distillery tour day. Great stop. the place is really neat. The bourbon was pretty good. very nice place

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Nice spot inside a refurbished storehouse from the era of shipbuilding days long gone. Even have some of the old blast doors in place. The family running this distillery has done a great job renovating this building and turning it into a great spot for hanging out. Good whiskey and fun company here. Highly recommend taking the tour, if available. It's a nice local hangout with a relaxed atmosphere. The name comes from the famous battle of ironclads, which took place just south of the building in the James River during the Civil War, between the USS Monitor and CSS Merrimack. Thus, students of history will also have special appreciation for the location and the meaning behind the name.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Traveler O
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

I was in the Hampton Roads area and stopped in here for a tasting and Tour, Met the owner Stephen who actually gave me and the family an in-depth tour of their operation. This is another family owned distillery that likes to specialize in one thing and gives you the family feel. During the tour Stephen was very open to discussing things and more-over discussing the history, process, tastes, and joys of whiskey.

You may find the standard traditional whiskey here, but you will also find some unique twists; like their coffee and maple infused products.

I truly enjoyed the tour and talking whiskey with Stephen, probably would have chatted a lot longer but he had other tours to give.

Definitely stop in and have a drink and a chat with them; the only thing I was disappointed with was they were out of 2x T-Shirts! :)

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

Now that our CNU student is 21, we are able to treat him to the finer things in Newport News--like Ironclad. We visited for the first time before Christmas, and enjoyed the classy decorations and the pleasant atmosphere. We opted to try the cocktails versus the straight bourbons, since the cocktails were geared to the season and topped with fun things like gingerbread men. No regrets--the distillery mixologists did a great job in producing yummy drinks. We wish the distillery were a little closer to campus, but finding it was not difficult and parking was plentiful. We will visit again!

Date of experience: December 2018
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