Colorado’s Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse recently announced the release of their Coffee Cask Finished Straight Rye Malt Whiskey.
A statement from the distiller noted that they recently partnered with local small-batch roasters Bluegrass Coffee Co. to age their house coffee beans and cold brew in an Ironton Straight Rye Malt Whiskey barrel.
The coffee-infused barrel was then used to finish this limited whiskey, a single-barrel release of less than 300 bottles.
Ironton’s Colorado Straight Rye Malt Whiskey features a blend of Colorado-grown pale and chocolate rye malts that have been custom roasted.
The distiller’s notes show that the addition of barley brings a slight fruitiness to balance the traditional rye spice. After finishing in the coffee cask, the whiskey picked up notes of coffee and vanilla that marries with the bittersweet spiciness of the whiskey.
Bottles of this new whiskey can be picked up from Ironton’s Denver Tasting Room and liquor stores around the state of Colorado starting now.
Ironton Distillery is named after a lost, but not forgotten, mining town in Southern Colorado and the 19th century ‘Ironton Addition’ of Denver that would become known as RiNo today.
For more information on the distillery and the new whiskey, check out www.irontondistillery.com.