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Iowish Whiskey Is Mississippi River Distilling’s New Beverage Of Choice For St. Patrick’s Day

iowish-whiskeyMississippi River Distilling Company, based out of Iowa, has long been a favorite craft whiskey maker of mine. Whether it is because of one of its seasonal offerings or the fact they collaborated with some other top notch small distilleries last year on a cool bourbon, these guys sure seem to know their whiskies. Now, with St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, they are playing on the theme of Irish whisky by releasing an “Iowish Whiskey” in a rather limited bottling.

The new Mississippi River Distilling Iowish Whiskey, bottled at 40% ABV, is a straight up corn whiskey, made from 100 percent Iowa corn said to have been harvested a scant two miles from the distillery. It was aged in new, charred oak barrels and is said to feature “the sweetness of Iowa corn and a kiss of smoke reminiscent of Iowa bacon.”


The whiskey is available in just 2,000 750 ml bottles and may not last through St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure on availability outside of Iowa right now, but you can always contact the distillery for more information. Should you not be able to get hold of a bottle, you can always try instead for the t-shirt.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Macallan Coronation

In 1953, many millions around the globe gathered in front of the television to watch the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 60 years later, The Macallan Distillery released a special commemorative bottling, celebrating the anniversary of the historic event.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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