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Every Ironweed Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Feb 6, 2021

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by Matty Sims

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Disclaimer: The whiskey reviewed was furnished for free courtesy of the spirit distiller. The distillery did not pay us for this review. This review is our honest and unbiased opinion based soley on how the spirit tasted.

The Albany Distilling Company (ADCO)  is the first legal distillery in New York’s capitol since Prohibition and sits on a 19th-century coal yard. Ironweed whiskey is mashed, fermented, and distilled using New York state grains. Their first mashbill was whiskey — first sold as white dog then a 3-month bourbon and now a 48-month bourbon whiskey which I’ve reviewed below. You can learn more about their 600-liter Kothe pot/column still.

Albany Distilling Company was founded in early 2011, and they started distilling in July 2012. The distillery expanded in 2018 and opened the ADCO Bar & Bottle Shop (75 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY 12207; 518-949-2472 ) in another historic building with a full bar, outdoor seating, and spirits. In addition to whiskey, they also distill rum, vodka, and apple brandy.

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Ironweed Bourbon Whiskey Review

Ironweed Bourbon

Ironweed Bourbon Whiskey
Ironweed BourbonDetails
MashbillNY Grains – 60% corn, 25% rye, and 15% malted barley
In the Bottle86 Proof
ABV43%
AgeMinimum 2YO
TypeBourbon Whiskey
Suggested MSRP$70
DistilleryAlbany Distilling Co.
78 Montgomery St.
Albany, NY 12207
ProsGreat Mouthfeel, Sweet and Spicy
ConsPricey
RatingBronze 85.6 out of 100 Points
InventoryDrinker
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This is a high rye bourbon aged for a minimum of 24 months. The sample provided me was aged for 48 months. This bourbon is made exclusively from New York State whole grain, water, and yeast.

Nose – 85 out of 100 Points

The nose is summer berry forward with pleasant grains, light caramel, and cinnamon.

Taste – 86 out of 100 Points

I like this palate. The mouthfeel is good. It’s sweet berries and caramel on the front and rolls into baking spice and a blooming red peppercorn. There’s also a bit of smoky charred oak.

Finish – 86 out of 100 Points

It’s a medium-ish finish with sweet and spicy thing I dig. Reminds me of an ancho chile pepper with toasted black pepper.

Complexity – 86 out of 100 Points

This is a simple bourbon. Simplicity isn’t bad because the flavors are also complex and offer depth.

Value – 85 out of 100 Points

The value is tricky. It’s a solid bourbon. Worth finding, buying, and drinking. The suggested price is $70 which is a bit high for the category overall but maybe not for a craft whiskey. You can also pick up a 200 mL for $20.

Verdict – Silver 85.6 out of 100 Points

Ironweed Bourbon
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Nose85
Taste86
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Ironweed Rye Whiskey Review

Ironweed Rye Whiskey ADC

Ironweed Rye Whiskey
Ironweed RyeDetails
Mashbill75% NY Rye and 25% Malted Wheat
In the Bottle86 Proof
ABV43%
AgeMinimum 2YO
TypeBourbon Whiskey
Suggested MSRP$70
DistilleryAlbany Distilling Co.
78 Montgomery St.
Albany, NY 12207
ProsComing Soon
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RatingComing Soon
InventoryComing Soon
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Full review coming soon

Ironweed Straight Malt Whiskey Review

Ironweed Straight Malt Whiskey ADC

Ironweed Straight Malt Whiskey
Ironweed Straight Malt WhiskeyDetails
MashbillNY Grains – 60% Malted Barley, 20% Wheat, & 20% Oat
In the Bottle86 Proof
ABV43%
AgeMinimum 2YO
TypeBourbon Whiskey
Suggested MSRP$70
DistilleryAlbany Distilling Co.
78 Montgomery St.
Albany, NY 12207
ProsComing Soon
ConsComing Soon
RatingComing Soon
InventoryComing Soon
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Full review coming soon

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