Find answers to frequently asked questions about Irons ONE
We produce two products – Bourbon and Bourbon Mash Whiskey.
Bourbon must be aged in a new charred American white oak barrel. When the barrel is used again, this final product is whiskey - our Bourbon Mash Whiskey. When making Bourbon Mash Whiskey we also add French oak during the aging process which imparts a hint of cinnamon to the whiskey.
Yes they taste different, but the difference is very subtle since both products are made the same way from the beginning, but aged differently. Bourbon whiskey is aged in a new charred barrel and has the caramel, vanilla and smoke associated with a new American white oak barrel. The bourbon mash whiskey is aged in the bourbon barrels along with French oak, imparting the spice flavor of this wood along with the caramel, vanilla and smoke from the bourbon barrel.
Our bottles are 750ml also known as a fifth.
All our products are 90 proof.
When barrels are produced, the inside is “toasted” or charred with flame. The numbers designate how much the barrel is charred. Our standard bourbon barrels are Char 3. We do occasionally barrel a heavier char bourbon using Char 4 barrels as a Special or Select product only available at the distillery for purchase. We do not distribute the Char 4 bourbon. There is also information in this section of the webpage on how to purchase our products online for pick up at the distillery.
For a more complete explanation on barrel char see https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/what-are-barrel-char-levels-and-how-do-they-affect-the-way-my-whiskey-tastes/.
When we have product available, they can be purchased online and then picked up directly from the distillery. We post on our Facebook page the date and time for the next sale of the bourbon whiskey or the bourbon mash whiskey. Like us on Facebook to get notified about upcoming sales. Also, if you are an email subscriber from our webpage, you will receive the same sales notices.
Sorry, but we cannot ship product from the distillery. It can only be purchased directly at the distillery or at retail shops.
Sorry, but we don’t reserve or pre-sell single bottles. All sales at the distillery are now done online at announced times and you don't have to come to the distillery to make the purchase, only to pick up your order.
We sometimes send our products to distribution through the ABC warehouse. Unfortunately, once we hand the product to the distributor, we have no information on where it is shipped from the ABC warehouse. We do not know what retail store, restaurant or bar may receive our product. Our product is only distributed in the State of Alabama.
You are welcome to visit anytime the distillery is open. We will be happy to show you the distillery. You can also schedule a private tour and tasting event.
The process from mashing to distilling is about two weeks. We produce about 30 gallons of unaged whiskey per week. The length of time in the barrel depends on the size of the barrel – but, our 15 gallon ones take over 2 years to mature.